A Rare Set of Six George II Hand-Coloured Botanical Studies from the Gardeners Dictionary, published by Philip Miller - For Sale

A Rare Set of Six George II Hand-Coloured Botanical Studies from the Gardeners Dictionary, published by Philip Miller
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Five of these fine copper engravings were executed by John Miller (1715-1790) after drawings by Richard Lancake and dated 1757 - the sixth is both drawn & engraved by John Miller and dated 1758. Each plate measures approximately13" x 8 "and is set within an acid-free mat and a giltwood frame. Note: The dating of these plates would indicate they are from the 6th edition of the Gardeners Dictionary as they predate the 7th edition which was published in 1759.
Philip Miller (1691-1771) was the principal horticulturalist in England during the mid 18th century, and was a long time curator of the Chelsea Physic Garden and an active member of the Society of Gardeners. The Society of Gardeners was a trade union formed in 1724 by prominent horticulturalists of the time to protect the interests of plant sellers, and one of the projects undertaken by the group was to create an illustrated guide to plants currently being grown in Britain. Philip Miller was chosen to organize the undertaking of the Gardener's Dictionary which was first published in 1731, and amongst those artists whose illustrations he used for his publications were Georg Ehret, Robert Furber, John Miller and Richard Lancake.

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1179-A Bank Street
Ottawa
Ontario-K1S 3X7
Canada
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