The botanic garden : a poem, in two parts.

The botanic garden : a poem, in two parts.

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Darwin, Erasmus, 1731-1802.
London : Printed for J. Johnson, 1791.
2 v. in 1 (xii, 214, 126, ix, 197 p.), 20 plates : ill. ; 31 cm.
Other Authors: 
Blake, William, 1757-1827.
Format of Material: 
Bib ID: 
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Call Number: 
PR3396.A7 1791 *
Part 1 is 1st edition, 1791; pt. 2 is 3rd edition, 1791.
"Additional notes" to pt. 1 have separate paging (126 p.) and include notes on the Portland vase (p. 53-59, 121 and 4 plates attributed to William Blake).
Lot 183 in Christie's New York sale no. 2361 held December 3, 2010.
Bears the bookplates of Dorothy Jayne Pedrini Shea, J.J. Falconer (p. [2] of cover), and Patrick Hume, Earl of Marchmont (1st prelim. p.).
Photographed in January 2011 for Corning Museum of Glass' Notable Acquisitions 2010: cover and gold fore-edge (Photography no. Rakow_1000105524_cover, gold fore-edge_CMYK-apd.tif), fore-edge painting (Rakow_1000105524 fore-edge dtl_CMYK-apd.tif), inside cover bookplates (Rakow_1000105524_inside front cover bookplate_CMYK-apd.tif), Patrick Hume bookplate (Rakow_1000105524_bookplate page_CMYK-apd.tif), title page and frontispiece (Rakow_1000105524 view 1_title pg, frontis_CMYK-apd.tif), part II title page and frontispiece (Rakow_1000105524 view 2_Part II title pg, frontis_CMYK-apd.tif), Portland vase plate 1 (Rakow_1000105524_Portland plate1_CMYK-apd.tif), Portland vase plate 2 (Rakow_1000105524_Portland plate2_CMYK-apd.tif), Portland vase plate 3 (Rakow_1000105524_Portland plate3_CMYK-apd.tif, Portland vase plate 4 (Rakow_1000105524_Portland plate4_CMYK-apd.tif).
Concealed fore-edge painting of the Kew Bridge on the River Thames. The bridge opened in 1789 and led to London's real Botanic Garden.
Part 1. The economy of vegetation --
Part 2. The loves of the plants.
Object/Material Note: 
Title page with frontispiece and fore-edge painting published in Annual report - Corning Museum of Glass 2010: AI90243, p. 8 PER NK5102.C8 .C81a 2010.
Published in Acquisitions, within Notable acquisitions, 2010: AI86878, p. 24 NK5102.C8 .C81n 2010.