Glasgow, Edinburgh, London: Blackie and Son, 1855. Second Edition. From the Prefatory Note to This Edition: In this section [the appendix] the portion on Australian plants, contributed by a gentleman long resident in these colonies, is new and of much interest.
Quarto; pp. xxii (including frontis portrait of Linnæus and vignette title page), 720; 41 illustrated plates (22 of which are hand-coloured) are bound in at the front of this volume between the Preface and the Contents pages; text in two columns, in-text illustrations throughout; black half calf over pebbled boards.
Original binding recently recased and refurbished; clean throughout except for a tidemark to the gutter of the frontis and vignette title page that overlaps the images by 1-2cm. The plates are toned and seven of the black and white plates have foxmarks (mostly to the outer margins). A small patch on the fore edge of the text block has been nibbled (1 x 0.5cm) and the pebblng on the bottom board has been pressed flat in a coiled pattern as though the book had rested for a long period on a slim rope. Good. Item #1361
First printed in 1840 this second edtion with Australian content appeared in 1855.