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HILL, John.

1. Diamond Mesembryanthemum. 2. Proliferous Datura. 3. Nepenthes … 4. African Drosera. 5. Pearl Aloe. 6. The Sensitive Plant.

Plate 41.

Published: A Complete Body of Gardening. 1757.

Stock code: 54550

Price: £375

Sale Price: £150

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Dr. John Hill, actor, dramatist, botanist doctor and prolific author was one of the more colourful figures of eighteenth century London. His Eden, or a Complete Body of Gardening, was one of the most beautiful illustrated botanical books of its time.

Copper engraving. Early colour. Fine condition. Size: 23 x 38 cm. (9 x 15 inches).

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