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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 & Jno. Bennett, no. 53 Fleet Street, Carn. Bowles, no. 69 St. Pauls Church Yard, Robt. Wilkinson, no. 58 Cornhill, [between 1770 and 1784?]
Physical Description:
16 pages, [1], 60 leaves of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
QK98.2 F56 1770
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Title page is engraved.
Robert Sayer & John Bennett worked as partners from 1770 to 1784. See: Skelton, R.A. Decorative printed maps of the 15th to 18th centuries.
Below imprint: Price 6s. & colour'd 1£. 1s. 0d.
Text and plates were later copied and published under the title 'Bowles's florist'. Cf. Henrey.
Henrey, B. British botanical and horticultural literature before 1800, 709
BAC: British Art Center copy is hand-colored. Bound in contemporary quarter calf and marbled boards.
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 -- Hand-colored. -- 1760.
Bowles, Carington, 1724-1793, publisher.
Robert Sayer and John Bennett (Firm), publisher.

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