Hill, John. The British Herbal: An History of Plants and Trees, Natives of Britain, Cultivated for Use, or Raised for Beauty. [1756].

Hill, John, M.D.  The British Herbal: An History of Plants and Trees, Natives of Britain, Cultivated for Use, or Raised for Beauty. London: Printed for J. Osborne and J. Shipton, in Gray’s-Inn; J. Hodges, near London-Bridge; J. Newbery, in St. Paul’s Church-Yard; B. Collins; and S. Crowder and H. Woodgate, in Pater-noster-Row. MDCCLVI. First Edition. Folio size. Frontis. is a full page hand-colored engraving, S. Wale, Delineator, H. Roberts, Sculptor; title done in red & black with a large centered hand-colored engraving, S. Wale, Delineator, C. Grignion, Sculptor; dedication page has a centered hand-colored engraving of arms of Earl of Northumberland, 533pp., w/ wide margins, featuring 75 lovely full page hand-colored engravings of 1,500 specimens, [Delineators and Sculptors named include: Benning, Boyce, Darly, Edwards, Roberts, and Smith]; b/w engravings as chapter tailpieces, 3pp. index. Three quarter chestnut brown pigskin over brown morocco covered bds., a mid-century (20th) binding, gilt lettering on spine, 5 raised bands, like endpapers, free endpapers. The hinge of front cover has recently and expertly been repaired by an archivist. Outer edge of frontis. & title expertly repaired w/ archival tape, title has sm ink stamp of previous owner at top right hand corner (not affecting engraving nor text), bookplate present on front pastedown. The usual foxing throughout, some rippling, else page margins and colors of engravings, illustrations bright. Generally Good. An important reference work: Rare. Henrey 799; Hunt 557