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Title details

Author:
Miller, John Sebastian (1715-1792).
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Main entry uniform title:
Uniform title:
Title:
Illustratio systematis sexualis Linnæi /An illustration of the sexual system, of Linnaeus / per Johannem Miller.by John Miller.
Varying title form:
Soulsby no.:
Post-Soulsby no. 4893

Edition details

Publisher:
the author
Place of publication:
London
Publishing year:
1780?
Edition:
Physical description:
2 v. (Pp. [214], [212] leaves of plates, in 106 pairs, coloured and uncoloured) : frontis. ; 54.7 cm.
Series entry:
Language(s):
Multiple languages, Latin, English

Notes

General notes:
Another copy of this edition, bound in a single volume, is catalogued separately. There is one significant textual variant between the two copies. Both have a plate entitled Crataegus; in this copy the accompanying text also uses the name Crataegus, while in the other copy an amended leaf of text has been substituted, with the generic name Sorbus.
Second volume has the original (1777) title-page. First volume lacks title-page.
A text leaf from Curtis's Flora Londinensis for Poa trivialis is loosely inserted near the entry for Lobelia.
This is described on the catalogue card as the 1780 edition, on what evidence it is not known; it does not match the description of the 1779/89 edition as specified in Blanche Henrey. It appears to be a copy of the 1770-79 edition, bound with slight rearrangement in two volumes by the Marquess of Stafford.
Contents notes:
Provenance:
Front pastedowns bear engraved armorial bookplates of the Marquess of Stafford [later the Duke of Sutherland], within the Garter band.
Title history:
Language notes:
Text in Latin and English.
With note:
Dissertation notes:
Subject:
Classification
Classification system: Linnaeus.
18th century.
Additional author(s):
First Duke of
Sutherland, George Granville Leveson-Gower,
(1758-1833)
Cory, Reginald Radcliffe
(1871-1934)
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Summary notes:
Other notes:
Rare Books Room shelf 126
Reginald Cory bequest, 1936.
Bound in full brown sheep, with gilt double fillets and guilloche border on boards. Recased with spine in tan calf: spine with seven raised bands flanked by gilt double fillets. Gilt spine title: SEXUAL / SYSTEM, with gilt volume numbers three compartments below. Gilt Garter arms on front boards. Yellow edges, top-edge stained. Gilt decorations on board edges and turn-ins. Endpapers marbled in peacock pattern??
Condition noted; 20060316. Corners rubbed; some cockling, esp. toward the end of vol. 1. Heavy water-staining, and evidence of past mould infestation, throughout; much resulting browning of paper and offsetting of pigment.
Condition noted; (2014). Good.
BE, 16.3.2006; 9.7.2014
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