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BLACKWELL, Elizabeth Elizabeth Blackwell (illustrator)

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Place Published: London
Date Published: 1737

Description: Botanical print. Copper engraving with hand coloring. Plate 90. Page measures 15" x 9.75".

Comments: Illustration from the English first edition of "A Curious Herbal", exotic plants from the New World used for medicinal purposes. Binding holes on left edge, overall wear. Elizabeth Blackwell (1707-1758) was trained as an artist but untrained in botany. She collaborated with her botanist husband while he was in debtor's prison and with the curator of the Chelsea Physick Garden where the plants were under cultivation. She engraved the copper printing plates for the 500 images and also hand-colored the illustrations. The financial success of the book led to her husband's release from prison. Please visit our gallery for more Blackwell prints.

Edition: First
Binding: unbound
Condition: very good
Language: English
Type: Prints

Book ID: 208770


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Hello from England. I received the book today, and just wanted you to know that I'm really happy with it -- its condition is really amazing, and a lot better than I had hoped. It also happens to be a really excellent book, which helps. I also wanted to say thanks for the great packaging: it's surprisingly often that companies don't pack their books properly and they end up getting damaged during the shipping process! Kind regards, - Hannah W.
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