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 Philip Miller
Figures of the Most Beautiful, Useful and Uncommon Plants Described in the Gardners Dictionary, 1771

Philip Miller (1691-1771) had a most successful and distinguished career as head gardner of the Chelsea Physic Garden.  He corresponded with botanists throughout the world to collect plants and then cultivated the various new species for the first time in England at Chelsea.  He was credited with raising the Chelsea Garden to a very high standard and his botanical expertise was acknowledged by his election as a Fellow of the Royal Society.  In Figures, Miller used some of the outstanding botanical artists of the day including Georg Dionysius Ehret, John Miller, Richard Lancake among others.  In the preface, Miller states "In the execution of the work no expense has been spared to render it as perfect as possible.  The drawings were taken from living plants, the engravings were most of them done under the author's inspection and the plates have been carefully coloured from the original drawings."  Figures is a handsome publication and deserves a place among the finest botanical books.




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Figures of the Most Beautiful
from The Gardener's Dicitionary
1768

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Caryophyllus
Product ID: 35883

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Fig.1 Caryophallus montanus umbellatus floribus variis luteis ferrugineis.
Fig.2 Caryophallus sinensis Jupinus leucoii folio, flore pleno.

Plate: No. LXXXI
Dimensions: Folio, 9 7/8" x 15" overall plate measurement.
Condition: Left edge slightly uneven from disbinding, upper, right and lower edges browned will mat out,
scatteredt foxing marks will mostly mat out, paper lightly toned otherwise excellent condition.
Printing type: Copperplate engraving, hand colored, Nuremberg, 1768. RARE.
References: Nissen 1378, Great Flower Books, p.68, Dunthorne 209, Hunt 566, Stafleu TL2 6059.

*Please Note* This image is digitally watermarked, but the electronic watermark does not appear on the actual print.
Guaranteed authentic original antique print. Certificate of authenticity available at no extra charge upon request.  UD: 1/22/18
Price: $500.00
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Crocus Fativus
Product ID: 35882

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Plate: No. CXI

Dimensions: Folio, 9 7/8" x 15" overall plate measurement.
Condition: Left edge slightly uneven from disbinding, upper, right and lower edges browned will mat out,
several errant ink spots will mat out, some light foxing marks will mostly mat out, paper lightly toned otherwise
excellent condition.
Printing type:  Copperplate engraving, hand colored, Nuremberg, 1768. RARE.
References: Nissen 1378, Great Flower Books, p.68, Dunthorne 209, Hunt 566, Stafleu TL2 6059.

*Please Note* This image is digitally watermarked, but the electronic watermark does not appear on the actual print.
Guaranteed authentic original antique print. Certificate of authenticity available at no extra charge upon request.  UD: 1/22/18
Price: $500.00
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Dianthus
Product ID: 35884

Details 

Plate: No. CXXI
Dimensions: Folio, 9 7/8" x 15" overall plate measurement.
Condition: Left edge slightly uneven from disbinding, upper, right and lower edges browned will mat out, 
scattered foxing marks will mostly mat out, paper lightly toned otherwise excellent condition.
Printing type: Copperplate engraving, hand colored, Nuremberg, 1768. RARE.
References: Nissen 1378, Great Flower Books, p.68, Dunthorne 209, Hunt 566, Stafleu TL2 6059.

*Please Note* This image is digitally watermarked, but the electronic watermark does not appear on the actual print.
Guaranteed authentic original antique print. Certificate of authenticity available at no extra charge upon request.  UD: 1/22/18
Price: $500.00
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