G. Bell and Sons, York Street, Covent Garden.
TWO VOLUMES. 4to. Vol. I, xvvv + [iii] + 130 pp.; Vol. II, [ii] + 171 pp. Bound in original green cloth, gilt, with blind stamped borders on front boards enclosing gilt blocks. A little wear to extremities, front hinges starting to crack, Vol. I; otherwise a very good set. 1904 decorated library bookplates and a few pencil margin notes. Illustrated by 2 engraved titles pages within coloured ornamental borders and by 37 plates, etched on copper by the author and hand coloured by the printer. A popular identification guide for botanists, based on standard scientific studies, e.g. the bryologias of Wilson and Schimper, with all the illustrations being etched by the author from living specimens. Frances Elizabeth Tripp (1832-90) was an amateur bryologist who also wrote children's books. Earlier editions were published in 1868 and 1874. (Mark Lawley, Bygone Bryologists website). (Freeman 3750)
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