Sale: 348 / Rare Books, Nov. 17./18. 2008 in Hamburg Lot 338

 
Elisabeth Blackwell - Curious Herbal, 2 Bde. 1739


 
338
Elisabeth Blackwell
Curious Herbal, 2 Bde. 1739
Estimate:
€ 8,000 / $ 9,120
Sold:
€ 7,200 / $ 8.208

(incl. 20% surcharge)
Lot description
Blackwell, E., A Curios Herbal, containing five hundred cuts, of the most useful Plants, which are now used in the Practice of Physick. With 2 engr. titles, 3 engr. dedication sheets each with vignette and 125 engr. sheets with explanations and 500 coloured copper plates with plants by and after E. Blackwell London, J. Nourse [1737-] 1739. Contemp. calf. Folio.
Nissen 168. - Dunthorne 42. - Hunt 510. - Great Flower Books p. 50. - Coll. A. Plesch 62. - De Belder 28. - First edition of the magnificent work that counts among the most beautiful botanic works of the 18th century. "One of the first English botanical books to be issued in parts and one of the first with hand-colored plates." (De Belder) - Foxed and browned in places (5 plates stronger), 6 plates and 1 title leaf with marginal tears (partly padded), 2 plates with small defective spot outside the image, flying endpapers partly detached and with ms. name entries. Bindings scraped and damaged. All in all mostly clean copy with fine impressions of the coppers in a nice thorough colouring.

338
Elisabeth Blackwell
Curious Herbal, 2 Bde. 1739
Estimate:
€ 8,000 / $ 9,120
Sold:
€ 7,200 / $ 8.208

(incl. 20% surcharge)