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The Botanic Garden; A Poem, in Two Parts. Part I. Containing the Economy of Vegetation. Part II. The Loves of the Plants. With Philosophical Notes.


4to (260 x 205 mm), 2 parts in one, first part the first edition, the second part is a third edition, [4], vii-xii, 214, 126, [2]; [2], ix, [1], 197, [1]pp., engraved frontispieces and 18 plates (5 folding), of which 5 plates by William Blake, occasional offsetting, signatures L & M misbound (part 2), scattered faint spotting, marbled endpapers, contemporary full red morocco, single gilt fillet border to boards, smooth spine, seven gilt tooled bands producing 6 compartments, upper compartment with the Arnold crest - a demi tiger regardant bezanty holding a pheon, next compartment gilt lettered direct, some light rubbing to extremities, otherwise a very nice copy.