Botanical, Hill, Sir John: Fair Thistle, The Vegetable System, London: 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
Description: Original, hand-coloured copperplate engraving
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).
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