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The florist : containing sixty plates of the most beautiful flowers regularly dispos'd in their succession of blowing to which is added an accurate description of their colours, with instructions for drawing & painting them according to nature: being a new work intended for the use & amusement of gentlemen and ladies delighting in that art.

London : Printed for Robt. Sayer in Fleet Street, T. Bowles in St. Pauls Church Yd. & John Bowles & Son, in Cornhil, [ca. 1760]
Physical Description:
16 pages, [1], 60 leaves of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
QK98.2 F56 1760
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Title page is engraved.
"From 1753 to 1764 John Bowles and his son Carington Bowles were in partnership, and the business was styled 'John Bowles & Son'"--Henrey, III, p. 42.
Below imprint: Price 6s. & colour'd 1£. 1s. 0d.
"The text and plates in 'The florist' were later copied and published under the title of 'Bowles's florist'"--Henrey, III, p. 42.
Signatures: A-B⁴.
Bridson, G. Plant, animal & anatomical illustration, C277
Henrey, B. British botanical and horticultural literature before 1800, 708
BAC: British Art Center copy is uncolored. Bound in later half leather.
Subject Terms:
Botanical illustration -- Great Britain -- Early works to 1800.
Drawing -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Drawing -- Technique.
Flowers in art -- Early works to 1800.
Watercolor painting -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Watercolor painting -- Technique.
Drawing books.
Etchings -- 1760.
Sayer, Robert, 1725-1794, publisher.
Bowles, Thomas, -1767, publisher.
John Bowles & Son, publisher.

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