Robert John Thornton’s New Illustration of the Sexual System of Carolus von Linnaeus (1799–1807) was comprised of three parts: a dissertation on the reproductive cycle of plants, an explanation of Linnaeus’ plant system, and ‘The Temple of Flora’. This third and final part was the most ambitious and has become instantly recognizable. Beautiful and luxurious journal, the highly crafted cover is printed on foil paper, embossed then foil stamped, complemented by the luxury binding and rose red end-papers. A pocket at the back, two ribbon markers, ivory text paper, printed with lines. Hardback with magnetic closure. 176 lined pages. 6.00 x 9.00 inches.