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Sowerby, James (1804-1817)


Sowerby, James, 1804-1817, British Mineralogy

Sowerby, James, 1804-1817, British Mineralogy

British Mineralogy: | Or | Coloured Figures | Intended To Elucidate | The Mineralogy | Of | Great Britain. | [double rule] | By James Sowerby, F.L.S. | Honorary Member Of The Physical Society Of | Göttingen, | Designer Of English Botany, Author Of | English Fungi, Etc. | (With Asstance.) | [tapered rule] | As for the Earth, out of it cometh Bread, and under it is turned up as it | were Fire. The Stones of it are the Places of Sapphires; and it hath | Dust of Gold. Job xxviii. 5, 6. | [tapered rule] | Vol. I. [-II, III, IV, V] | [tapered rule] | London: | Printed By | R. Taylor and Co., Black-Horse-Court, Fleet-Street; | And sold by the Author, J. Sowerby, at No 2, Mead Place, Lambeth; | and by White, Fleet-street; Symonds, Pater-noster-row; | and all other Booksellers. | [rule] | MDCCCIV [-MDCCCXVIII].
(Vol. 5 printed by Arding and Merrett, Old Boswell Court, Carey Street)


Collation: 5 vol.
Vol. 1: 8°; [5] vi-xii [1] 2-223 [1] p., 100 plates
Vol. 2: 8°; [2] 1*-19* [20*] 1-199 [1] p., 100 plates
Vol. 3: 8°; [2] 1-209 [1] p., 100 plates
Vol. 4: 8°; [4] 1-184 p., 100 plates
Vol. 5: 8°; [3] iv-vi [1] 2 (Works published by J.S.) 1-281 [1] [24] p., 150 plates

Plates: 550 hand-colored plates numbered "1-550"; signed "(date). Published by Jas Sowerby, London"

Page size: 139 x 228 mm

Binding: Contemporary calf, covers and spines elaborately paneled in gilt, blind, and black, marbled endpapers and edges

Provenance: Craig-Laurie of Redcastle (armorial bookplate on front pastedown), J.A. Freilich (bookplate)

Other editions: none

References: Schuh 4475; Ward & Carozzi 2090

Collection: private collection

Craig-Laurie of Redcastle (armorial bookplate)

Sowerby, James, 1804-1817, British Mineralogy