The Lesser Burdock (Xanthium), plate
444, from Elizabeth Blackwell's work entitled "A
Curious Herbal, containing five-hundred cuts of
the most useful plants which are now used in the
practice of physick. Engraved on folio copper
plates after drawings taken from the life."
Published 1739 in London.
An extremely popular work picturing a large
variety of flowers, fruits and shrubs, with
original handcoloring by Mrs. Elizabeth
Blackwell. Published in 1737-1739 as a way for
Elizabeth to bail her husband out of debtor's
prison. Plates measure 14.5" x 9/5". These are
hand colored engravings. Photocopy of text page
and title page included. Condition: Good; some
spots and impurities in paper (see enlargements);
binding holes; pencil writing outside plate mark
upper right; rust colored spot between bottom 2
leaves left side. Please study the enlargements
and email for more details. We have many
Blackwells, please inquire if you have interest
in any particular subject such as kitchen herbs,
ferns, nuts, etc.