Plants of the Bible: Trees and Shrubs
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T. Nelson and Sons, London.
Dark brown leather, embossed boards with gilt design.
Good for age. Boards somewhat scuffed, especially at spine. Binding is firm and secure. Gilt blocking at page edges is still very bright. Some staining at edges of printed pages, but otherwise clear and unmarked. Colour plates are clear and bright and tissue guards intact.
First edition, 1857.
Illustrated by twelve coloured plates with paintings of two of the plants described on each, all with tissue guards. Also a few line drawings in the text. Approx. 17 x 24cm. 54 pp.
Beautifully illustrated descriptions of some 45 trees and shrubs mentioned in the Bible, with a short chapter on each. Written by a former Keeper of the Botanic Gardens at Edinburgh, and Professor of Medicine and Botany.