The British herbal :an history of plants and trees, natives Britain, cultivated for use, or raised for beauty
Hill, John, 1714?-1775
Boyce, Samuel, -1775
Burgess, Thomas, 18th cent-
Collins, B. (Benjamin), 1715-1785
Grignion, Charles, 1721-1810
Newbery, John, 1713-1767
Roberts, Henry, approximately 1710-approximately 1790
Smith, Adam, active 1768-1770
Smith, John, 1717-1764
Darly & Edwards
S. Crowder and H. Woodgate
T. Osborne and J. Shipton (Firm)
London, Printed for T. Osborne and J. Shipton [etc.], 1756
Engraved title vignette by C. Grignion; engraved frontispiece by H. Roberts after S. Wale.
Signatures: [A]² B-6U².
The plates are engraved by R. Benning (pl. 6, 13), Boyce (pl. 1, 14, 15, 28, 32, 35, 38), J. Burgess (pl. 33), Darly & Edwards (pl. 7, 8, 11, 12, 16, 17, 25, 26, 29, 31), H. Roberts (pl. 2-5, 19), A. Smith (pl. 74, 75), J. Smith (pl. 70), and others. Many plates are unsigned.
This is the ordinary paper issue: the plates were issued uncolored, the uncut leaf is 42x26 cm, and the gutter margin of a leaf of text is 2-3 cm. There is also a large paper issue (Henrey 799), where the plates were issued colored, the uncut leaf is 46x28 cm, and the gutter margin of a leaf of text is 4-5 cm. ESTC and Roscoe conflate the two issues.
Title page in red and black; printed in double columns.
Title vignette; head-piece: coat of arms.
Pritzel (2nd ed.) | 4063
Stafleu (2nd ed.) | 2769
ESTC | T29713
Henrey, B. Brit. botanical lit., | 798
Hunt botanical cat. | 557
Early works to 1800
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