The Poetical Works of Erasmus Darwin, M.D.F.R.S. Containing the Botanic Garden, in Two Parts; and the Temple of Nature. With Philosophical Notes and Plates. Vol.I: Containing the Economy of Vegetation. Vol.II. Containing the Love of the Plants. Vol.II. Containing the Temple of Nature. In 3 Vols.
London: Printed for J.Johnson, ... by T.Bensley, 1806.
Vol.I: xx, 456pp. 1 engraved frontis.and 11 plates, including by William Blake, 2 hand coloured illus.of plants, and 1 folding table. (Engraved by Blake: 4 engravings of the Portland vase, and the "Fertilization of Egypt," after a design by Fuseli.) Vol.II: vxi, 282, (2)pp. 1 engraved frontis.and 11 plates, including 10 hand coloured illus.of plants, and "The Nightmare" by Fuseli. / Vol.III: (6), 373pp. 1 engraved frontis.and 3 plates by Fuseli. Uniformly bound in 3/4 brown calf and marbled boards, title label with gilt lettering to spine, coloured edges. Each vol.: Boards and spine worn, faded, coloure chipped and somewhat stained. Title labels of spines chipped. Edges foxing. Ownership stamped on front e.p.of each vol. Pages light foxing. Vol.I: Front board partly peeled and marbled paper partly missing. Joint of front e.p.partly torn and front board is about to detach. Title page foxing. Vol.II: Some pages light spotted. Vol.III: Front e.p.started. A small piece of paper pasted on front flyleaf. Title page light foxing and its facing frontis.light spotted. 24x15.7cm.