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Botanical, Hill, Sir John: Ben, The Vegetable System.  London:  1770-1775.

Botanical, Hill, Sir John: Ben, The Vegetable System. London: 1770-1775.

Regular price $300.00 Sale

Hill, Sir John, Ben, London: 1770-1775.  from The Vegetable System

Date: 1770- 1775

Artist: Hill John

Paper Size: 280 x 470mm

Condition: Margin discoloration outside image area and general age toning. some staining outside the plate mark. Edges show some chipping and some papers display cockling. Will not be visible once matted and framed 

Technique: Copperplate engraving

Price: $300

Description: Original hand coloured copperplate engraving

Provenance:

HILL, Sir John (c. 1714-1775). The Vegetable System Or, The Internal Structure, and the Life of Plants. London: the author, 1770-1775.

26 volumes in 13, 2° (448 x 284mm). 1,544 (of 1,545 or 1,546) engraved plates. 

Some plate numbers corrected in the manuscript by an early hand -- Sir Edward William Watkin, first Baronet (1819-1901, bookplates and gilt crests) -- Baron Dickinson Webster (1818-1860, bookplates).

 

To read about Sir John Hill, click here