Annals of the Royal Botanical Garden, Calcutta Vol. IX. Part I. A second century of new and rare Indian plants.
Item ID 71822
Calcutta, Royal Botanical Gardens, 1901. Folio (35.5 x 28.0 cm). Title pages to the volume and part, and to the work itself; frontispiece; ii, 80 pp. 93 lithographed plates, of which 17 double-sized and one finely hand-coloured. All loose, in original portfolio in half morocco over printed boards. A finely illustrated work by the British botanist George King (1840-1909). It deals mainly with Papaveraceae (eight species), Burseraceae (six), Leguminosae (22) and Labiatae (15), as well as 31 other plant families. Plates 2, 6, 11, 16, 19-22, 31-32, 36, 52, 63, 85-88 are double-sized; plate 84 is partly hand-coloured. There is little relation with the first century of Indian plants, which was published in the same series, by Brühl and King, in 1896. Published as Annals of the Royal Botanical Garden, Calcutta , volume 9. The text and plates are fine, mostly without the usual foxing, which is highly unusual. Tears in the portfolio spine ends, two old stamps on front board, otherwise unmarked. An excellent copy. Nissen BBI, 1052; Not in Stafleu and Cowan, who only recorded the first century (1896). A finely illustrated and rarely seen work