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Hill's British Herbal with 75 plates 1756  

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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
Printed for T. Osborne and J. Shipton, et al.

[4], 533, [3] pp. With copper-engraved frontispiece & 75 copper-engraved plates with multiple images. (folio) 41.7x25 cm. (16½x10"), later red morocco, gilt ruled spine with black morocco spine label lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers.

Tall copy of this famous herbal. With the bookplates of newspaper magnate Sir James Gomer Berry, Bart (later Lord Kemsly) and British Army Field Marshal Sir William Maynard Gomm, who took part in the Battle of Waterloo. Nissen 881; Pritzel 4063; Henrey 799.

Lot Amendments
Light wear to leather with some rubbing to extremities, top corners lightly bumped; repaired 6" closed tear to top of title page, occasional light foxing, light offsetting from plates, overall an attractive and solid copy; very good.
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