London: Hazard, 1732.
Title printed in red & black. Extra illustrated title as frontispiece, and 12 other hand-colored engraved plates of flowers in vases; some other woodcut devices and decorative initials throughout. [;6], 108, index pp. Slim 4to (measures 10 x 8 inches), handsomely bound in full contemporary calf; gilt-decorated spine with raised bands and burgundy morocco spine label (small sticker affixed to back cover, covers a bit rubbed, minor foxing on some margins). London: J. Hazard, 1732. Very good (+). Scarce.
An important book both historically and artistically. The fine, beautifully colored plates were engraved by James Smith after Pieter Casteels. "Despite their great profusion, every flower in these compositions is readilly identifiable." -OSF 37 ; Allibone 645.
Condition: Very Good(+)
Edition: First Edition