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Edwards, John
Edwards: The British Herbal 1770 With 100 Magnificent Blumentafeln Folio
London, printed for the Author, 1770. Item details The British Herbal, containing one hundred Plates of the most beautiful and scarce Flowers and useful medicinal Plants Which blow in the open Air of Great Britain, accurateley colored from Nature, with their botanical Character, and a short Account of their Cultivation. 100 hand-colored engraved plates, most drawn and engraved by Edwards, some engraved by J. Fougeron and W. Darling. Edwards, John: London, printed for the Author, (1769-) 1770. 50 pages, 1 sheet of text and 100 old colored copper plates. Folio (46 x 29 cm). Leather strap of the time. Language: German Order number: 143027 Remarks: * Nissen BBI 578 - Stafleu TL2 1624 - Pritzel 2620 - Henrey 675 ("an outstanding folio volume") - Dunthorne 104 - Plesch 243 - Great Flower Books, p. 56. - One of the most attractive English flower books. "Edwards' work is not really a herbal at all as a number of the species figured have no medical interest, and without doubt the plants were chosen for their decorative value" (Henrey). - One of the most magnificent flower books of the 18th Century. John Edwards worked in London from 1763 and mainly painted flower still lifes. The plates in carefully fresh colors. - Back and edges slightly rubbed, small missing part on the lower back, corners bumped. Title page and the first board with paper restoration in the lower white corner, 2 text pages with a tear on the side. The first and last pages, as usual, with moderate marginal browning. Overall a well-preserved copy in a contemporary cover, the splendid plates freshly colored and clean … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Antiquariat Braun (bbraun_de) [Gengenbach, Germany]
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