The Botanic Garden. The Third Edition. [with] The Botanic Garden. Part II The Fourth Edition.
London: Johnson, 1795-94. 2 vols. in one, 4to, xx, 218, 124, (2, directions to the binder, errata, ads); (2), viii, 200 pp. With a frontispiece to each volume, ten plates in vol. I and 8 in vol. II. Modern full calf a bit rubbed, some light spotting and foxing as usual, a very good copy with directions to the binder in the first part and half title. The Blake plates are exceptionally clean with wide margins. 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. Essick, William Blakes Commercial Book Illustrations, XXI. Bentley 450 C.
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