November 16, 2016, 2:00 PM GMT
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Lot 358: Hill (John) The British Herbal, eng. frontis. & 75 plates, cont. red morocco, gilt, 1756.(25 views)
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Description: Hill (John) The British Herbal: An History of Plants and Trees, Natives of Britain, Cultivated for Use, or Raised for Beauty, engraved frontispiece by Roberts after Samuel Wale, engraved title-vignette and coat-of-arms of Duke of Northumberland at head of dedication, 75 engraved plates after Darly & Edwards and others, printed in double-column, frontispiece and final leaf lightly soiled, otherwise an excellent clean copy in handsome contemporary red morocco with elaborate gilt borders and central coat-of-arms in blind, slightly rubbed, rebacked preserving old gilt spine, [Henrey 799; Hunt 557; Nissen BBI 881], folio, T. Osborne and J.Shipton..., 1756.