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The British Herbal: An History of Plants and Trees,
Natives of Britain, Cultivated for Use, or Raised for Beauty

by Dr. John Hill (1756)

Original copperplate engravings over 260 years old

Sheet size: approx. 10 x 16½ inches on beautiful handmade wove paper.

pl 1 strawberry etc

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PLATE 1

Barren Strawberry, Common Strawberry, Common Cinqfoil, Silver-leav'd Cinquefoil, Little RoughCinquefoil, Upright Cinquefoil, White-flower'd Cinquefoil, Yellow Alpine Cinquefoil, Silky Cinquefoil, Strawberry Cinquefoil, Thick leav'd marsh Cinquefoil, Many leav'd Pentaphylloides, Silver Weed, Tormentil, Common Avens, Purple Avens, Single white flower'd Avens, Cinquefoil Avens, Avens with an upright single flower

Engraved by Boyce

$85

Condition notes: old sticky tape in left margin; some edge/corner wear
 
pl 2 common pasque flower etc

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PLATE 2

Common Pasque Flower, Small flowered Pasque Flower, Traveller's Joy, Spanish Viorna, White Wood Anemone, Large leaved wood Anemone, Fine leaved red Anemone, Trifoliate Anemone, Common Adonis, Perennial rooted Adonis, Great-flowered Adonis, Mouse Tail, Round-rooted Crowfoot, Common Creeping Crowfoot, Tall Crowfoot, Little-flowered Crowfoot, Wood Crowfoot, Corn Crowfoot

Engraved by H. Roberts

$85

Condition notes: unobtrusive natural paper wrinkles bottom half of paper
 
pl 4 meadow sweet etc

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PLATE 4

Meadow Sweet, Dropwort, Common Mallow, Little white-flowered Mallow, Curld Mallow, Trifoliate Meadow Sweet, Hollyhock, Fig-leaved Hollyhock, Various-leaved Mallow, Great-flowered Marsh Mallow, Marsh Mallow, Vervain Mallos, Finger-leaved Vervain Mallow, Single blue Hepatia, Round-leaved Leopard's Bane, Trifoliate Atragone, Double Hollyhock

Engraved by H. Roberts

$85

Condition notes: nothing notable
 
pl 5 branched stonecrop etc

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PLATE 5

Branched Stonecrop, Large-flowered Stonecrop, Great Houseleek, Tree Houseleek, Wild Columbine, Red Virginian Columbine, Common Larkspur, Great Fennel-leaved Larkspur, Broad-leaved hairy Larkspur, Broad-leaved smooth Larkspur, Stavesacre, White Ditany, Blue Monkshood, Great Purple Monkshood, Little Blue Monkshood, Wholesome Monkshood

Engraved by Benning

$85

Condition notes: nothing notable
 
pl 10 bellflower etc

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PLATE 10

Various-leaved Bellflower, Wild Rampion, Ivy-leaved Bellflower, Horned Rampion, Scabious-headed Rampion, Gretick Rampion, Yellow Bellflower, Peach-leaved Bellflower, Lesser Pyramidal Bellflower, Rock Rampion, Oval-leaved Bellflower, Narrow-leaved Throatwort, Br0ad-leaved Clustered Bellflower, Great Throatwort, Nettle-leaved Throatwort, Cluster-flowered Throatwort, Rough-leaved Throatwort, White Throatwort

Engraved by R [Benning]

$85

Condition notes: nothing notable
 
pl 13 speedwell etc

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PLATE 13

Little smooth Speedwell, Little hairy Speedwell, Germander-leaved Speedwell, Short-leaved Germander-like Speedwell, Ivy-leaved Speedwell, Chickweed Speedwell with footstalks, Chickweed Speedwell without footstalks, Fingered-leaved Speedwell, Bugle-leaved Speedwell, Little Spiked Speedwell, Broad-leaved Speedwell, Narrow-leaved Speedwell, Many-leaved Spiked Speedwell, Narrow-leaved Little Speedwell, Great Germander Speedwell, Jagged-leaved Speedwell, Large-flowered Speedwell, Dwarf Speedwell, Common Brookelime, Long-leaved Brookelime, Narrow-leaved Brookelime

Engraved by R Benning

$85

Condition notes: nothing notable
 
pl 18 Common Coxcomb, etc

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PLATE 18

Common Coxcomb, Yellow Coxcomb, Common Yellow Rattle, Common Eyebright, Purple Eyebright, Great Broad-leaved Eyebright, Narrow-leaved Yellow Eyebright, Eyebright with three Pointed leaved, Low Purple Eyebright, Common Cow Wheat, Narrow-leaved Cow Wheat, Purple-leaved Cow Wheat, Wooly-topped Cow Wheat, Little Hooded Millfoil, Common hooded Millfoil, Water Gladiole, Common Broomrape, Branched Broomrape, Great-flowered Broomrape, Toothwort

 

$85

Condition notes: nothing notable
 
pl 25 Campion etc

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PLATE 24

Common Sea Campion, Common White Campion, Heath-leaved Sea Campion, Jagged-flowered Campion, Wild Campion called Soapwort, A Variety of Soapwort, Wild Campion Called Cockle, Common Wild White Campion, Common Red Wild Campion, White-flowered Clammy Campion, Red German Catch Flie, Mossy-flowered Clammy Campion, Dwarf Mountain Campion, Bread-leaved Smooth Clammy Campion, Narrow-leaved Campion with Swollen Cups, Great Scarlet Lychnis, Rose Campion

 

$85

Condition notes: nothing notable
 
pl 28 Cow Basil etc

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PLATE 25

Cow Basil, Lobel's Catchfly, Narrow-leaved Branched Clammy Campion, Shrubby Campion, Campion with Greenish Yellow Flowers, Small-flowered Campion with bloated Cups, Common Small Cistus, Dwarf Cistus with Poley Mountain Leaves, Cistus with Spotted Flowers, White Cistus with Narrow Leaves, Short-leaved white Cistus, Broad-leaved Shrub-Citrus, Narrow-leaved Tree Cistus, Narrow-leaved Small-flowered Shrub Cistus, Common Female Cistus, Great Flowered Annual Cistus, White hairy long-leaved Cistus, Common Male Cistus, Narrow-leaved Red Cistus

Darly & Edwards del, sculp

$85

Condition notes: nothing notable
 
pl 28 Cow Basil etc

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PLATE 29

Crane's Bill called Herb-robert, Dove's foot Crane's Bill, Bloody Crane's Bill, Red-flowered Crow foot Crane's Bill, Shining Dove's foot Crane's Bill, Knotty Crane's Bill, Black-flowered Crane's Bill, Sea Crane's Bill with Indented leaves, Pinnated-leaved Crane's Bill without Scent, Musk Crane's Bill, Crane's Bill with divided & subdivided leaves, Silvery Alpine Crane's Bill, Candy Crane's Bill, Broad-leaved hairy Crane's Bill, Tuberous-rooted Crane's Bill, Purple African Geranium, Naked Stalked African Geranium, Stinking Crane's Bill

Darly & Edwards del, sculp

$75

Condition notes: narrow left margin; paper loss upper left corner
 
pl 32 Common Spiked Willow Herb

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PLATE 32

Common Spiked Willow Herb, Small spiked Willow Herb, Narrow-leaved spiked Willow Herb, Water Purstain, Broad-leaved Leontopetalon, Narrow-leaved Leonopetalon, Greenish-flowered Medeola, Yellow Hypopitis, Hollow-leaved Hypopitis, Hypopitis with rounded Leaves, Single-flowered Hypopitis, White Water Lilly, Yellow Water Lilly, The Aegyptian Lotus, The Flower of the Aegyptian Lotus in its natural Size, The great red Water Lilly called the Aegyptian Bean, The Fruit of the Aegyptian Lotus with its Cup

Engraved by Boyce

$85

Condition notes: plate was crooked when bound, lower right plate impression missing, right margin is narrow, but should mat/mount OK
 
pl 34 Common Wall Flower etc

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PLATE 34

Common Wall Flower, Sea Wall Flower, Square-podded Wall Flower, Common Stock July Flower, Little Stock with dentated Leaves, Narrow-leaved Sea Stock, Small Sea Stock, Wild Hesperis, Jack by the Hedge, Hairy Hesperis, Small Heart-leaved Hesperis, Melancholy Hesperis

 

$85

Condition notes: plate was slightly crooked when bound, hence a narrow right lower margin
 
pl 34 Common Wall Flower etc

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PLATE 39

Common Thlaspi, Thlaspi with Hairy Pods, Broad-Podded Thlaspi, Little Oval-leaved Thlaspi, Small Perfoliate Thlaspi, The Greater Pefoliate Thlaspi, Heart-Podded Thlaspi, Garlick Thlaspi, Little Red-flowered Thlaspi, Great Candy Tuft, Little Candy Tuft, Rose of Jerico, Buckler Thlaspi, Soft-leaved Subularia, The Alyssum of the Antietns, Yellow Allyssum with Swollen Pods, the Candy Tuft Tree, Hoary A=Clypeola, Long-leaved Clypeola

 

$85

Condition notes: plate was slightly crooked when bound, hence a narrow right lower margin
 
pl 40 Sea Pea etc

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PLATE 40

Sea Pea, Common Pea, Single-flowered Pea with Cornered leaves, Great Broad-leaved Vetchling, Great Narrow Leaved Vetchling, Yellow Vetchling, Garden Vetchling, Pease Earthnut, Striped Yellow Flowered Vetchling, Vetchling called Tangier Pea, Variegated Chickling, Long-leaved Clymenum, Aphaca, Common Tare, Great Bushvetch, Shangle Tare, Yellow Vetch with Hairy Pods, Little Early red-flowered Vetch, Broad-podded Vetch

 

$95

Condition notes: plate was slightly crooked when bound, hence a narrow right lower margin
 
pl 44 Common Haresfootetc

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PLATE 44

Common Haresfoot, Dwarf Sea Haresfoot, Great Purple Haresfoot, Scarlet Haresfoot, Common Hop Trefoil, The lesser Hop Trefoil, The least Hop Trefoil, Hop Trefoil with Serrated Leaves, Common Melilot, Sweet Trefoil, Italian Trefoil, Sweet Melilot with hooked Pods, Smal Wild Foenugreek, Common Foenugreek, Common Prickly Restharrow, Yellow Restharrow without Thorns, Yellow Restharrow with drooping flowers, Red-flowered Restharrow with great Pods

 

$85

Condition notes: nothing notable
 
pl 45 trefoils etc

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PLATE 45

Yellow Medic with flat-wreathed Pods, Common Heart Trefoil, Little Hedge-hog Trefoil, Prickly edged Medic, Lucerne, Snail Trefoil, Caterpillar Trefoil, Moon Trefoil, Shrubby Moon Trefoil, Common Birdsfoot Trefoil, Square-podded Louts, Small square-podded Lotus, Great-podded Lotus, Clusterflowered Lotus, Great-flowered wooly Lotus, Bushy-topped White Lotus, Long-podded Lotus, Hairy white-flowered Lotus, Great Scarlet-flowered Lotus

 

$95

Condition notes: nothing notable
 
The prints below are also from the 18th century, or possibly late 17th century. The source is not identified. There is printing on both side of the pages.
Bistorta, Tormentilla, Lysimachia, Lysimachia AliaBistorta, Tormentilla, Lysimachia, Lysimachia Alia

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PLATE 483-484

Bistorta, Tormentilla, Lysimachia, Lysimachia Alia

Sheet measures about 8 x 11.875 inches, with printing on both sides of paper

$40

Please refer to enlargement for condition
 
PericlymenumTribulus

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PLATE 493-494

Periclymenum, Tribulus Terrestris, Tribulus Aquaticus

Sheet measures about 8 x 11.875 inches, with printing on both sides of paper

$35

Please refer to enlargement for condition
 

 
 

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