Item #124982 The Botanic Garden. The Third Edition. [with] The Botanic Garden. Part II… The Fourth Edition. William. Darwin Blake, Erasmus.
The Botanic Garden. The Third Edition. [with] The Botanic Garden. Part II… The Fourth Edition.
The Botanic Garden. The Third Edition. [with] The Botanic Garden. Part II… The Fourth Edition.
The Botanic Garden. The Third Edition. [with] The Botanic Garden. Part II… The Fourth Edition.

The Botanic Garden. The Third Edition. [with] The Botanic Garden. Part II… The Fourth Edition.

1795. London: Johnson, 1795-94.

2 vols. in one, 4to, xx, 218, 124; (2), viii, 200, (2, directions to the binder, lacking the errata and ads) pp. With a frontispiece to each volume, ten plates in vol. I and 8 in vol. II. Retrospective marbled boards, calf backstrip, red morocco label, by Courtland Benson.

§ Best edition. 6 plates are engraved by Blake, the best known being Fertilization of Egypt and Tornado, both after Fuseli. The third edition of part one is the only edition to include the striking Tornado plate. At page 87 appears the enigmatic circular image of an African man in chains titled "Am I not a man and a brother." Bentley 450B and C. Essick, William Blake’s Commercial Book Illustrations, XXI. Item #124982

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