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Sowerby English Botany, Pill-wort, or Pepper-grass

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Directory: Traditional Collectibles: Ephemera: Print: Pre 1800: Item # 847733

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Pill-wort, or Pepper-grass (Pilularia globulifera) #521 from the work "English Botany..." by James Sowerby, a periodical published between 1790 and 1814 with fine hand-colored engravings that cover every possible subject from the lowliest mold spore to the finest flower specimens of the day. The plates measure 11.375" x 8.75". This plate is from vol. 8, published in 1799 and includes text page. The Title Page reads: "English botany; or, coloured figures of British Plants, with their essential characters, synonyms, and places of growth; to which will be added occasional remarks. by James Edward Smith, M.D. F.R.S., member of the IMP. ACAD. Nature Curiousorum, the Academies of Stockholm, Upsal, Turin, Lisbon, Lund, Berlin, Philadelphia, and the NAT. Hist. Societies of Paris and Moscow; President of the Linnaean Society. The Figures by James Sowerby, F.L.S.". Condition: Good, binding holes with some glue, a few impurities in the paper, along top left edge is a water spot? penetrating 1/8th " onto page at widest and about 1 1/2" long, (see Enlargements), a rare horizontal image.