London: Groombridge and Sons, 1856-1860. First edition. Hardcover. An eight volume set complete with 480 chromolithographs of ferns. Edward Joseph Lowe [1825 – 1900] was a renowned English botanist, meteorologist and astronomer, who published papers on a wide variety of subjects, including luminous meteors, sunspots, the zodiacal light, meteorological observations during the eclipse of 1860 (at Fuente del Mar, near Santander), conchology, ferns, grasses and other plants. (Wikipedia dot com)
Bound in the publishers 3/4 black leather and marbled boards with the title label on spine. Vol. 8 lacks the spine, but the volumes are tight. Useful working copy with some outer hinges cracked and slt. damage to a couple on the marbled boards. Internally, the text is clear and fern plates are bright and clean.
Vol. 1 160pp, Vol. 2 162pp, Vol. 3 142pp, Vol. 4 174pp, Vol. 5 168pp, Vol. 6 135pp, Vol. 7 183pp, Vol. 8 260pp. Sold as is. OCLC: 16645840. Good + overall. Item #28098