SOLD ITEM 6607 - American Medical Botany books in 3 volumes by Jacob Bigelow c1817

There are 9 images of this item.
American Medical Botany books in 3 volumes by Jacob Bigelow M. D. c1817. The set contains sixty color plates comprising ten hand colored copper engravings and fifty plates printed in colors, probably from an etched stone, some finished by hand. Half title in second and third volumes. Contemporary three quarter maroon calf and marbled boards, gilt-lettered spines. Minor wear to extremities. Scattered foxing. Bookplates on front pastedowns. Plates also with some minor foxing. Overall very good. The first American book with color-printing, and also a foundation work in American botanical studies, notable for its fine plates. Bigelow, a native of Massachusetts, attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania, where he became keenly interested in botany as a student of Benjamin Smith Barton, then a professor as well as the leading botanist in the United States. Following his graduation in 1810 he entered private practice in Boston, and himself became a professor at Harvard Medical School, in 1815. Each of the tree volumes measures 10 and one half inches by 7 and one quarter inches by 1 inch.
To see the entire description, all 9 images, and the price it sold for, simply fill out the form below or click the PayPal button!
"What's it worth?"

To see the realized price, click the PayPal button below to make payment. You will be charged $7.95 per item.

OR use this secure form


Use to obtain the prices of antique, vintage and modern items in our sold-item database, including furniture, artwork, glass, metals, toys, lighting, jewelry, textiles, paper, clocks, oriental items, ceramics, tools, weapons, and all kinds of collectible objects. Enter your keyword(s) below to search for a specific item:


You may be planning to sell some of your things to a dealer, or at a yard sale or through an auction; you may need proof of value for an insurance claim; you may wish to distribute heirlooms among your children in a fair and equitable manner; or you may wish to learn the value of an item that you�ve always been curious about. Please read the feedback from our clients who have used

Copyright 2024, The Best Antiques Price Guide, a division of One of a Kind Antiques, LLC. All Rights Reserved.