Sydney: Author, 1887. Small folio, 10 handcoloured plates by the author, with accompanying text leaves. Publisher's red maroon cloth boards with gilt title and medallions, pencil inscription from the author, very scarce. One of the rarest of Australian locally published botanical books. Ferguson 18054.
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Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black, 1833. Quarto, 16 engraved plates. Contemporary full calf, expertly rebacked, a "prize" binding with a contemporary written inscription pasted in. Henry Witham (1779- 1844) was the first English person to investigate the internal structure of fossil plants by sectioning the specimens and was a founder...