DUPPA, Richard (1770-1831)
The Classes and Orders of the Linnaean System of Botany. Illustrated by Select Specimens of Foreign and Indigenous Plants
London: Printed by T. Bensley ... for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1816. 3 volumes, 8vo. (9 x 5 3/8 inches). 240 engraved plates (237 hand-coloured).
Contemporary black straight grain morocco, covers bordered in gilt and blind, spine with semi-raised bands in six compartment, lettered in the second and fourth, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt, brown endpapers (some wear, hinges starting)
Provenance: bookplate on the front pastedowns
First edition of Duppa's attractively illustrated popular introduction to the Linnaean classification system: hand-coloured issue.
"This work is intended to be a complete illustration of the Linnaean system of Botany ... This work was originally begun as an amusement, and it has gradually expanded in size" (Introduction). Includes a dictionary of botanical terms and a general index. The work was published in both coloured and uncoloured issues.
Nissen BBI 566; Johnston 786.