STRUTT (JACOB GEORGE) Sylva Britannica; or Portraits of Forest Trees, Distinguished for their Antiquity, Magnitude, or Beauty, Henry G. Bohn, 1826 [but c.1840]
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STRUTT (JACOB GEORGE)
Sylva Britannica; or Portraits of Forest Trees, Distinguished for their Antiquity, Magnitude, or Beauty, Henry G. Bohn, 1826 [but c.1840]
Sold for £625 (US$ 839) inc. premium

Lot Details
STRUTT (JACOB GEORGE)
Sylva Britannica; or Portraits of Forest Trees, Distinguished for their Antiquity, Magnitude, or Beauty, additional etched title, 49 etched plates on wove paper, light spotting (heaviest on title), light marginal dampstain throughout, contemporary red half morocco, gilt morocco spine label, g.e., worn, tear to head of spine [Nissen BBI 1907; Pritzel 9016], large folio (564 x 380mm.), Henry G. Bohn, 1826 [but c.1840]

Footnotes

  • A pioneering celebration of distinguished trees by Jacob Strutt (1784–1867), Essex-born landscape painter and etcher, each large etched "portrait" accompanied by a descriptive text. This Bohn edition prints the etchings on wove paper, whereas those of the first edition were printed on india-proof paper. See illustration on preceding page.
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