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HILL, John.

1. Three rib’d Ceanothus 2. Corymbous great Selago 3.Yellow Indian Sida [and three other flowers].

Plate 52.

Published: A Complete Body of Gardening. 1757.

Stock code: 53375

Price: £350

Sale Price: £140

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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. Slight showthrough of text from verso. Waterstain at top edge not affecting plate. Very good condition. Size: 23 x 39 cm. (9 x 15 inches)

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