COZENS (ALEXANDER)] The Shape, Skeleton and Foliage of Thirty Two Species of Trees For the Use of Painting and Drawing, April 27, 1771
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COZENS (ALEXANDER)] The Shape, Skeleton and Foliage of Thirty Two Species of Trees For the Use of Painting and Drawing, April 27, 1771
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[COZENS (ALEXANDER)]
The Shape, Skeleton and Foliage of Thirty Two Species of Trees For the Use of Painting and Drawing, engraved title, mounted, and 32 engraved plates, each with caption titles, bookplate of Doctor Batty, Fairlight, contemporary red morocco, gilt, rubbed, brass clasp, defective, small 4to (127 x 115mm.), n.p., 27 April 1771

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  • Uncommon: not listed on ESTC and COPAC recording only a later series issued in 1786. An influential and early work on the artistic treatment of trees, this copy bears the bookplate of the obstetrician and well-known amateur artist, Dr. Robert Batty, who retired to Fairlight Lodge, Hastings.
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