8vo, pp. viii, xl, 376, with 54 hand-coloured plates; slight spotting, marginal repair to title (not affecting text), plate 29 trimmed at fore-edge with minor loss; a very good copy in early twentieth-century green half crushed morocco by Bayntun with buckram sides, spine gilt in compartments and lettered directly in gilt, edges stained yellow, marbled endpapers; rubbed at extremities with a few small scuffs, short split to upper joint.
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The Family Herbal, or an Account of all those English Plants, which are remarkable for their Virtues, and of the Drugs which are produced by Vegetables of other Countries, with their Descriptions and their Uses, as proved by Experience … embellished with fifty-four coloured Plates.
Suffolk imprint of Hill’s Family Herbal, with a new suite of hand-coloured plates. First published in 1754 with but eight plates, the text is here much revised and accompanied by fifty-four hand-coloured plates by the celebrated engraver W.H.C. Edwards.
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