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BLACKWELL, ELIZABETH - Lilium Album. Weise Lilie.

BLACKWELL, ELIZABETH - Lilium Album. Weise Lilie.
Lilium Album. Weise Lilie. - BLACKWELL, ELIZABETH
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Title : Lilium Album. Weise Lilie..
Date : Nürnberg, 1757–1773.
Size : 11.8 x 7.7 inches. / 30.0 x 19.5 cm.
Colouring : original hand colouring

Description :Copper engraved print; overall size 36 x 22,5 cm from the German edition of Blackwell's 'Herbarium Blackwellianum...' or 'A Curious Herbal', originally published in London, (1737-39).
Each plate show a plant with blossom, seeds, fruits etc; title is in Latin and German. The engraving is by N.F.Eisenberger.

Originally, Blackwell tried to raise enough money with the publication to secure the release of her husband from debtor's prison. Though she succeeded in raising enough funds for his release, he was later beheaded in Sweden for political intrigue.

Condition : Cream coloured paper with watermark; red ink around edges; some thumbing and smudges; stain near green leaf; paper impurities; otherwise in very good condition. From the German edition.

ID: 95773

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