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

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

Regular price $200.00 Sale

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

Date: 1759- 1775

Artist: Hill John

Paper Size: 280 x 470mm

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

Technique: copperplate engraving

Price: $200

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