LODDIGES, Conrad COOKE, George
Title: Botanical Cabinet : Consisting of Colored Plates from all Countries with ashort Account of each, Directions for Management. Vols. I-IV
Publisher:  John & Arthur Arch, 1818, 1818
Seller ID: 45271
LODDIGES, Conrad and Sons. The Botanical Cabinet : Consisting of Colored Plates from all Countries with a short Account of each, Directions for Management, &c., &c. Vols. I-IV (of XX) only. London : John & Arthur Arch, 1818-19.
Each volume contains 100 hand colored copper-engraved plates with corresponding text on facing page. 8vo, half calf with gilt to calf and spine, marbled boards, a.e.g.
Overall dimensions of plates: 8 1/4" x 6 1/8" (20.8 cm. x 15.5 cm.)
Vol. II & IV include a "Catalogue of Plants which are sold at Conrad Loddiges & Sons, Nursery & Seedsmen, of Hackney, near London". That issue of the Loddiges catalogue included in vol. II being the eleventh edition ( 51 pp.) of 1818, and that in vol. IV being the twelfth edition (55 pp.) of 1820.
Volume III has 2 pp. of drawings by George Loddiges detailing the "Elevation of the steam apparatus for heating hothouses, &c., at Hackney" and the "Ground plan of the Houses at Hackney showing the arrangement of the steam rollers, pipes, &c.," in addition to a short chapter entitled On Warming Hothouses by Steam.
The Botanical Cabinet was published monthly, each part containing ten plates, drawn and coloured from nature with ten parts forming one volume.
A short history accompanied by directions for care and other useful information pertaining to each plant was included.
All volumes show some wear to spine ends and extremities; covers have some chipping and some general soiling.
Some foxing affecting all plates, and slight to moderate dampstaining affecting areas of some plates of vol. I; slight to moderate foxing affecting most plates, and dampstaining affecting most plates of vol. II; very slight to moderate dampstaining affecting most plates of vol. III;
slight to moderate foxing affecting all plates, and some dampstaining (or in some instances waterstaining) affecting most plates of vol IV; plate 162 folded and wrinkled. Vol. I front hinge starting;
Vol. II & III casings detached at rear;
Vol. IV casing detached at front, engr. bookplates to front endpapers of three volumes. Good.
For the four volumes 7,500.00