Figures of the most Beautiful, Useful, and Uncommon Plants described in The Gardener's Dictionary, exhibited on three hundred copper plates, accurately engraven after drawings taken from Nature. With the characters of their flowers and seed-vessels, Drawn when they were in their greatest Perfection. To which are added, Their descriptions, and an Account of the Classes to which they belong, according to Ray's, Tournefort's, and Linnaeus's Method

By: Philip Miller

Price: $16,500.00


2 vols. 1st edition, folio, in original full speckled calf with new spines, and renewed endpapers, complete with 300 full-page hand-colored copper plates (2 folded). Title page to volume 1 mounted with a vertical crease mark. Miller was the chief gardener at the Chelsea Physic Garden, where engravings occurred under his supervision and drawings were taken from living plants at their greatest expression of flowering. A high point in botany. ; Folio 13" - 23" tall; 200; [iv] pages

Title: Figures of the most Beautiful, Useful, and Uncommon Plants described in The Gardener's Dictionary, exhibited on three hundred copper plates, accurately engraven after drawings taken from Nature. With the characters of their flowers and seed-vessels, Drawn when they were in their greatest Perfection. To which are added, Their descriptions, and an Account of the Classes to which they belong, according to Ray's, Tournefort's, and Linnaeus's Method

Author Name: Philip Miller

Categories: Natural History,

Publisher: London, Printed for the Author: 1760

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Item: 1.00

Seller ID: 2377