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Pomona Britannica: The Complete Plates

Art / PhotobookOut of Print

By: Uta Pellgru-Gagel

200 pages, Col plates


Hardback | Dec 2002 | #136512 | ISBN: 3822814636
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About this book

Originally published in 1812 by George Brookshaw (1751-1823), an admired draftsman and engraver of fruits and flowers. Celebrates the richness of food variations cultivated in England, with superb illustrations of 256 species of fifteen kinds of fruit. Each chapter 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.

Celebrating English food with illustrations of 256 species of 15 kinds of fruit, reproduced from a rare, original copy first owned by Princess Elizabeth, daughter of George III.

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