Millais, John Guille - Rhododendrons and the various Hybrids - complete 2 vol set - 1917/1924

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Millais, John Guille - Rhododendrons and the various Hybrids - complete 2 vol set - 1917/1924
Botany, Catalogues, Illustrated, Natural History, Reference works - Quantity: 2 - Limited edition, Numbered edition - Book

Millais, John Guille
Rhododendrons and the various Hybrids.
Rare Complete 2 volume matching set (series 1 and series 2) of this
limited (only 550 copies of this book have been printed) and numbered first edition.

1th Series;
The first series is numbered 381
London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1917, folio (42 x 32 cm)
Original maroon red cloth, rebacked retaining original spine, gilt letters on front and spine, protective tissue guard on every plate.
xi + 268 pp, frontispiece coloured plate, title page, with 17 (fs incl) coloured plates by miss Beatrice Parsons, miss Winifred Walker, miss E.F. Brennand and Archibald Thorburn, 14 collotype plates and numerous illustrations from photographs.

2nd Series;
The second series is numbered 534
London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1924 , folio (42 x 32 cm)
Original maroon red cloth, rebacked retaining original spine, gilt letters on front and spine, protective tissue guard on every plate.
xii + 265 pp, frontispiece coloured plate, title page, with 17 (fs incl) coloured plates by miss Beatrice Parsons, miss Winifred Walker and miss Lilian Snelling, 14 collotype plates and numerous illustrations from photographs.

Overall very good condition, clean and bright copies, covers slightly age-marked.

Arguably the most elusive of Millais' splendid monographs.
A rare complete 2 vol highly collectible set.

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
2
Subject
Botany, Catalogues, Illustrated, Natural History, Reference works
Author/ Illustrator
Millais, John Guille
Book Title
Rhododendrons and the various Hybrids - complete 2 vol set
Condition
Good
Publication year oldest item
1917
Publication year youngest item
1924
Edition
1st Edition
Language
English
Original language
Yes
Publisher
London: Longmans, Green & Co
Binding/ Material
Hardback
Extras
Limited edition, Numbered edition
Dimensions
42×32 cm
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