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Author Name    Philip Miller

Title   Figures of the most Beautiful, Useful, and Uncommon Plants described in The Gardener's Dictionary, exhibited on three hundred copper plates, accurately engraven after drawings taken from Nature. With the characters of their flowers and seed-vessels, Drawn when they were in their greatest Perfection. To which are added, Their descriptions, and an Account of the Classes to which they belong, according to Ray's, Tournefort's, and Linnaeus's Method

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Very Good

Publisher   London Printed for the Author 1760

Seller ID   2377

2 vols. 1st edition, folio, in original full speckled calf with new spines and renewed endpapers, complete with 300 full-page hand-colored copper plates (2 folded). Title page to volume 1 mounted with a vertical crease mark. Author Philip Miller was the chief gardener at the Chelsea Physic Garden (one of the oldest Botanical Garden's in Britain), where engravings occurred under his supervision and drawings were taken from living plants at their greatest expression of flowering; these volumes are a glorious and impressive addition to any library and a high point for botany. ; Folio 13" - 23" tall; 200; [iv] pages

Price = 16500.00 USD



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