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The Book of Fruits: The Complete "Pomona Brittanica"

Art / Photobook

By: George Brookshaw

128 pages, colour illustrations

Taschen

Paperback | Dec 2005 | #194499 | ISBN: 3822847402
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NHBS Price: £6.99 $9/€8 approx

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Language: English, French, German

"Pomona Britannica", originally published in 1812, celebrated the richness of food variations cultivated in England, with superb illustrations by George Brockham of 256 species of fifteen kinds of fruit. For this compact, enhanced reprint, Taschen have been fortunate enough to obtain the use of a very rare original copy: the exquisite, limited edition, hand-colored volume that was first owned by Princess Elizabeth, daughter of George III. Each chapter of this publication focuses on one family of fruit and is accompanied by a contemporary text giving nutritional information about the fruits as well as cultural and historical analyses. Lovingly drawn on charcoal backgrounds, the mouth-watering cherries, apples, figs, and other divine fruits seem to jump right off the page.

[...] a panoramic Baroque survey of all the best fruits.
- Hamburger Abendblatt


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