The British Herbal: an history of plants and trees, natives of Britain, cultivated for use, or raised for beauty
by Hill, John
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First edition. Printed for T. Osborne and J. Shipton, in Gray's Inn; J. Hodges near London BridgeJ. Newbery, in St. Paul's Churchyard; B. Collins; And S. Crowder and H. Woodgate, in Pater-noster Row. London. 1756. Folio. Engraved frontispiece. Title page in red and black. (2), dedication, 533, (3) index pp. Text in double columns. Decorative engraved tailpieces. 75 engraved plates. Contemporary full calf. Spine in seven compartments with raised bands and red leather label. Relaid to joints and corners. Inner margin repair to title, lower edges of 1-4 chipped, paper fault small hole to 47/8, short closed tear to 113/4 with basic paper repair to verso, minor insect damage to lower margin 169/70, repair to outer margin 429/30. Toning/darkening to feps, frontis and title. Occasional spotting, a bright crisp handsome copy.
Pressed grasses have been loosely inserted at 269, 303, 337, 351, 419, 431, 437, 499, and at plate 71. A small historic and faded note list of plants loosely inserted.
Decoratively inscribed, with floral embellishment, to verso of ffep "John Gainsworth Senior" dated March 10, 1833. Further word removed by scorching..
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- The British Herbal: an history of plants and trees, natives of Britain, cultivated for use, or raised for beauty
- Hill, John
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- Printed for T. Osborne and J. Shipton, in Gray’s Inn; J. Hodges near London BridgeJ. Newbery, in St. Paul’s Churchyard; B. C
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- Herbal, Botany, Gardening
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- Natural HIstory; Gardening;
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