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Figures of the most Beautiful, Useful and Uncommon Plants described in the Gardener’s Dictionary...
(Published in London by P. Miller, 1755-1760)
(some prints are from the later, more rare 1794 and 1805 editions, as noted below thumbnail image)

Original 210 to 250-year-old hand-colored botanical engravings
The beautiful plates of this splendid and monumental work were all engraved after drawings by Ehret, Lancake, John Miller, and others.
"In the execution of the work no expense has been spared to render it as perfect as possible.
The drawings were taken from living plants, the engravings were most of them done under the author's inspection
and the plates have been carefully coloured from the original drawings"
[from the preface]

Sheet size: varies somewhat, but approximately 10.5 x 16 inches (26.7 x 40.6 cm).

CLINOPODIUM aegyptiacum
Plate XCV
CLINOPODIUM aegyptiacum
Egyptian Field Basil
Sheet size (approx.):  10.125 x 14.5 inches
Size to plate mark (approx.): 8.25 x 13.25 inches
Published according to the Act of Parliament
by P. Miller
R. Lancake, del.
J.S. Miller, sculp
.
[laid paper, no visible watermark—
probably 1805 edition]
$250
COLUTEA frutescens
Plate XCIX
COLUTEA frutescens
Scarlet Bladder-Senna
Sheet size (approx.):  10.125 x 14.5 inches
Size to plate mark (approx.): 8.25 x 13.25 inches
Published according to the Act of Parliament
by P. Miller
R. Lancake, del.
J.S. Miller, sculp
.
[laid paper, no visible watermark—
probably 1805 edition]
Mild foxing at top
$225
COLUTEA Pocockii
Plate C
COLUTEA Pocockii
Pocock's Bladder-Senna
Sheet size (approx.):  10.125 x 14.5 inches
Size to plate mark (approx.): 8.25 x 13.25 inches
Published according to the Act of Parliament
by P. Miller
R. Lancake, del.
J.S. Miller, sculp
.
[laid paper with 1794 J Whatman watermark]
Mild rumpling in margins outside of plate mark
$250
COLUTEA Pocockii
Plate CV
CORONA IMPERIALIS, flore pulchre luteo
Sheet size (approx.):  10.125 x 14.5 inches
Size to plate mark (approx.): 8.25 x 13.25 inches
Published according to the Act of Parliament
by P. Miller August 24, 1756
R. Lancake, del.
J.S. Miller, sculp
.
[laid paper with crown/fleur-de-lis LVG watermark]
Lightly age-toned, stain in right margin outside of plate mark
$250
CRASSULA perfoliata
Plate CVIII
CRASSULA perfoliata
Perfoliate Crassula
Sheet size (approx.):  10.125 x 14.5 inches
Size to plate mark (approx.): 8.25 x 13.25 inches
Published according to the Act of Parliament
by P. Miller
R. Lancake, del.
J.S. Miller, sculp
.
[laid paper with 1794 J Whatman watermark]
Mild rumpling in margins outside of plate mark
CRINUM folius Carinatis
Plate CX
CRINUM folius Carinatis
Sheet size (approx.):  10.125 x 14.5 inches
Size to plate mark (approx.): 8.25 x 13.25 inches
Published according to the Act of Parliament
by P. Miller Sept 28, 1756
R. Lancake, del.
J.S. Miller, sculp
.
[laid paper with LV watermark]
Mild age toning and minor spotting outside of plate mark
$250
CUCUBALUS bacciferus
Plate CXII
CUCUBALUS bacciferus
Berry bearing Campion
Sheet size (approx.):  10.125 x 14.5 inches
Size to plate mark (approx.): 8.25 x 13.25 inches
Published according to the Act of Parliament
by P. Miller
R. Lancake, del.
J.S. Miller, sculp
.
[laid paper, no visible watermark—
probably 1805 edition]
Extremely mild foxing at top
$225
124 DIOSMA folius
Plate CXXIV
Fig. 1: DIOSMA folius linearibus glabris adcutis Fig. 2: DIOSMA, folius linearibus lanceolatis subtis convexis...
Sheet size (approx.):  10.125 x 14.5 inches
Size to plate mark (approx.): 8.25 x 13.25 inches
Published according to the Act of Parliament
by P. Miller Oct 24, 1756
R. Lancake, del.
J.S. Miller, sculp
.
[laid paper with crown/fleur-de-lis/LVG watermark]
Some image ghosting/transfer
$125
DIERVILLA Acadiensis fruticosa flore luteo
Plate CXXV
DIERVILLA Acadiensis fruticosa flore luteo
Sheet size (approx.):  10.125 x 14.5 inches
Size to plate mark (approx.): 8.25 x 13.25 inches
Published according to the Act of Parliament
by P. Miller Nov 30, 1756
R. Lancake, del.
J.S. Miller, sculp
.
[laid paper with J Buttanshaw watermark]
Mild soiling in margin outside of plate mark
$200
DIOSMA rubra
Plate CXXV
Fig. 1: DIOSMA rubra, Red-flowered Diosma
Fig. 2: DIOSMA ericoides, Sweet-Scented Diosma
Sheet size (approx.):  10.125 x 14.5 inches
Size to plate mark (approx.): 8.25 x 13.25 inches
Published according to the Act of Parliament
by P. Miller
R. Lancake, del.
J.S. Miller, sculp
.
[laid paper, no visible watermark—
probably 1805 edition]
Mild soiling in margin
$175
DIOSMA rubra
Plate CXXVI
DIOSPYROS Lotus, European Date-Plum
Sheet size (approx.):  10.125 x 14.5 inches
Size to plate mark (approx.): 8.25 x 13.25 inches
Published according to the Act of Parliament
by P. Miller
R. Lancake, del.
J.S. Miller, sculp
.
[laid paper with 1794 J Whatman watermark]
$275
DODARTIA
Plate CXXVII
DODARTIA orientalis, Oriental Dodartia
Sheet size (approx.):  10.125 x 14.5 inches
Size to plate mark (approx.): 8.25 x 13.25 inches
Published according to the Act of Parliament
by P. Miller
R. Lancake, del.
J.S. Miller, sculp
.
[laid paper, no visible watermark—
probably 1805 edition]
$150
 
DIOSMA rubra
Plate CXXVIII
DORONICUM Pardalianches, Great Leopard's Bane
Mounted/Framed size:  14.375 x 19.375 inches, solid oak frame
Size to plate mark (approx.): 8.25 x 13.25 inches
Published according to the Act of Parliament
by P. Miller
R. Lancake, del.
J.S. Miller, sculp
.
[laid paper with 1794 J Whatman watermark]
Please excuse flash reflection in photo.
Note: additional shipping to be assessed after checkout for this framed piece, or please enquire prior to purchase for a shipping estimate to your location.
$350
 
DRACOCEPHALUM canescens
Plate CXXIX
DRACOCEPHALUM canescens, Hoary Dragon's-head or Moldavian Baum
Sheet size (approx.):  10.125 x 14.5 inches
Size to plate mark (approx.): 8.25 x 13.25 inches
Published according to the Act of Parliament
by P. Miller
R. Lancake, del.
J.S. Miller, sculp
.
[laid paper, no visible watermark—
probably 1805 edition]
$250
DRACOCEPHALUM canescens
Plate CXXX
ECHINOPS Ritro, Small Globe Thistle
Sheet size (approx.):  10.125 x 14.5 inches
Size to plate mark (approx.): 8.25 x 13.25 inches
Published according to the Act of Parliament
by P. Miller
R. Lancake, del.
J.S. Miller, sculp
.
[laid paper with 1794 J Whatman watermark]
Light foxing
$200
DRACOCEPHALUM canescens
Plate CXXXII
Fig. 1: CORONILLA Emerus, Great Scorpion Senna Fig. 2: CORONILLA Emerus B, Small Scorpion Senna
Sheet size (approx.):  10.125 x 14.5 inches
Size to plate mark (approx.): 8.25 x 13.25 inches
Published according to the Act of Parliament
by P. Miller
R. Lancake, del.
J.S. Miller, sculp
.
[laid paper, no visible watermark—
probably 1805 edition]
Very faint, minor foxing
$275
EPIMEDIUM alpinum
Plate CXXXIII
EPIMEDIUM alpinum
Barrenwort
Sheet size (approx.):  10.125 x 14.5 inches
Size to plate mark (approx.): 8.25 x 13.25 inches
Published according to the Act of Parliament
by P. Miller
R. Lancake, del.
J. Miller, sculp
.
[laid paper with 1794 J Whatman watermark]
$225
ZYGOPHYLLUM Fabago
Plate CXXXIV
ZYGOPHYLLUM Fabago
Common Bean Caper
Sheet size (approx.):  10.125 x 14.5 inches
Size to plate mark (approx.): 8.25 x 13.25 inches
Published according to the Act of Parliament
by P. Miller
R. Lancake, del.
J.S. Miller, sculp
.
[laid paper with no visible watermark—probably 1805 edition]
$295
ATHANASIA maritima
Plate CXXXV
ATHANASIA maritima
Sea Athanasia or Cudweed
Sheet size (approx.):  10.125 x 14.5 inches
Size to plate mark (approx.): 8.25 x 13.25 inches
Published according to the Act of Parliament
by P. Miller
R. Lancake, del.
J. Miller, sculp
.
[laid paper with 1794 J Whatman watermark]
Some foxing
$175
FUMARIA lutea
Plate CXXXVI
Fig. 1: FUMARIA lutea, Yellow Fumitory Fig. 2: FUMARIA officinalis, Common Fumitory
Sheet size (approx.):  10.125 x 14.5 inches
Size to plate mark (approx.): 8.25 x 13.25 inches
Published according to the Act of Parliament
by P. Miller
R. Lancake, del.
J. Miller, sculp
.
[laid paper with 1794 J Whatman watermark]
$250
GALEGA officinalis
Plate CXXXVII
GALEGA
Sheet size (approx.):  10.125 x 14.5 inches
Size to plate mark (approx.): 8.25 x 13.25 inches
Published according to the Act of Parliament
by P. Miller Jan 30, 1757
R. Lancake, del.
J. Miller, sculp
.
[laid paper with crown/fleur-de-lis/LVG watermark]
Soft crease at bottom, likely not very noticeable once mounted/matted
$125
GALEGA officinalis
Plate CXXXVII [B]
GALEGA officinalis
Officinal Galega or Goat's-Rue
Sheet size (approx.):  10.125 x 14.5 inches
Size to plate mark (approx.): 8.25 x 13.25 inches
Published according to the Act of Parliament
by P. Miller
R. Lancake, del.
J.S. Miller, sculp
.
[laid paper with no visible watermark—probably 1805 edition]
$175
HELIOTROPIUM peruvianum
Plate CXLIV
HELIOTROPIUM peruvianum
Peruvian Turnsole or Heliotrope
Sheet size (approx.):  10.125 x 14.5 inches
Size to plate mark (approx.): 8.25 x 13.25 inches
Published according to the Act of Parliament
by P. Miller
R. Lancake, del.
J.S. Miller, sculp
.
[laid paper with no visible watermark—probably 1805 edition]
Light foxing at bottom
$225
LAMIUM Orvala
Plate CLVIII
LAMIUM Orvala
Baum-leaved Archangel
Sheet size (approx.):  10.125 x 14.5 inches
Size to plate mark (approx.): 8.25 x 13.25 inches
Published according to the Act of Parliament
by P. Miller
R. Lancake, del.
J. Miller, sculp
.
[laid paper with no visible watermark—probably 1805 edition]
Light foxing at top left
$250
PHLOMIS Leonitis
Plate CLXII
Fig. 1: PHLOMIS Leonitis, Dwarf Shrubby Phlomis Fig. 2: LIGUSTRUM vulgare, Common Privet
Sheet size (approx.):  10.125 x 14.5 inches
Size to plate mark (approx.): 8.25 x 13.25 inches
Published according to the Act of Parliament
by P. Miller
R. Lancake, del.
J. Miller, sculp
.
[laid paper with 1794 J Whatman watermark]
A few very faint fox marks
$250
MESEMBRYANTHEMUM
Plate CLXXVII
Fig. 1: MESEMBRYANTHEMUM folius subriquetris scabris, corrolis bicoloribus
Fig. 2: MESEMBRYANTHEMUM Subracaute, folius ciliato dentatis
Sheet size (approx.):  10.25 x 17 inches
Size to plate mark (approx.): 8.5 x 13.25 inches
Published according to the Act of Parliament
by P. Miller July 28, 1757
G. D. Ehret, del.
I. Miller, sculp
.
[chain-laid paper with "IA: watermark]
very light foxing in margin
$250
MALPIGHIA urens
Plate CLXXXI
Fig. 1: MALPIGHIA urens, Stringing Barbadoes Cherry
Fig. 2: MALPIGHIA glabra, Smooth-leaved Barbadoes Cherry
Sheet size (approx.):  10.125 x 14.5 inches
Size to plate mark (approx.): 8.25 x 13.25 inches
Published according to the Act of Parliament
by P. Miller
J. Miller, del et sculp.
[laid paper, watermark not visible, but 1794 or 1805 issue]
Unobtrusive natural horizontal paper wrinkle
$325
MONARDA didyma
Plate CLXXXIII
Fig. 1: MONARDA didyma, Scarlet Monarda Fig. 2: MONARDA fistulosa, Purple Monarda
Sheet size (approx.):  10.125 x 14.5 inches
Size to plate mark (approx.): 8.25 x 13.25 inches
Published according to the Act of Parliament
by P. Miller
J. Miller, del et sculp.
[laid paper with 1794 J Whatman watermark]
$325
OXALIS scapo
Plate CXCV
Fig. 1: OXALIS scapo umbelliefero
Fig. 2: OXALIS scapo unifloro
Sheet size (approx.):  10.125 x 14.5 inches
Size to plate mark (approx.): 8.25 x 13.25 inches
Published according to the Act of Parliament
by P. Miller November 30, 1757
R. Lancake, delin
J. Miller, sculp
.
[chain-laid paper with JW watermark]
typical age browning at top edge
$325
PHLOMIS folius
Plate CCII [A]
PHLOMIS folius oblongo-cordatis
Sheet size (approx.):  10.125 x 14.5 inches
Size to plate mark (approx.): 8.25 x 13.25 inches
Published according to the Act of Parliament
by P. Miller December 23, 1757
R. Lancake, delin
J. Miller, sculp
.
[chain-laid paper with crown/fleur-de-lis watermark]
A couple of unobtrusive spots
$200
PHLOMIS folius
Plate CCII [B]
PHLOMIS ITALICA, Blunt-leaved purple Phlomis
Sheet size (approx.):  10.125 x 14.5 inches
Size to plate mark (approx.): 8.25 x 13.25 inches
Published according to the Act of Parliament
by P. Miller
R. Lancake, delin
J. Miller, sculp
.
[laid paper with 1794 JWhatman watermark]
Extremely light foxing; light plate rub on right side plate mark
$250
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