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POMONA  HEREFORDIENSIS, containing coloured engravings of OLD CIDER and PERRY FRUITS of Herefordshire. With such New Fruits as have been found to possess superior excellence. by  Thomas Andrew. President of the Horticultural Society of London.: KNIGHT - First Edition - from Roger Middleton (SKU: 31926)

POMONA HEREFORDIENSIS, containing coloured engravings of OLD CIDER and PERRY FRUITS of Herefordshire. With such New Fruits as have been found to possess superior excellence.

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POMONA HEREFORDIENSIS, containing coloured engravings of OLD CIDER and PERRY FRUITS of Herefordshire. With such New Fruits as have been found to possess superior excellence.

by KNIGHT, Thomas Andrew. President of the Horticultural Society of London.:

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London, Printed for the Agricultural Society of Herefordshire, by W. Bulmer and Co. and sold by W. Hooker, 1811.. Accompanied with a Descriptive Account of each Variety. FIRST EDITION 1811. 4to, approximately 310 x 240 mm, 12 x 9½ inches, 30 fine hand coloured plates, in line stipple and aquatint, engraved and coloured by William Hooker, 27 after Elisabeth Matthews and 3 after Frances Knight, Plate 1 is the only plate with the artist and engraver printed at lower edge. Pages: title page, [viii], [37] - unnumbered descriptive pages of text, rebound in modern half red morocco, 2 gilt lettered black labels, gilt floral decoration between raised bands, gilt date at foot, marbled boards and endpapers, and cream fly leaves. Title page lightly creased, 9 pages including 2 plates have pale browning to lower corner (see attached images), pale offset from images to text, some light foxing to text and blank side of plates, 16 plates are clean, the rest have small patches of pale staining to blank surounds, otherwise a very good copy. Pomona Herefordiensis was originally issued in 10 parts between 1808 and 1811 by the Agricultural Society of Herefordshire (of which Knight was a founder member), and was re-issued in 1820; the first issue was printed by Bulmer and bears his name on the title as here. In addition to the descriptions and illustrations of the varieties of fruits, the work is notable for its preface, which outlines the principles of CIDER making. See: H. Frederic Janson, Pomona's Harvest, page 298; Gordone Dunthorne, Flower and Fruit Prints of the 18th and early 19th centuries, page 213; Sacheverell Sitwell, Great Flower Books 1700-1900, page 108; Sotheby's, A magnificent Collection of Botanical Books, formed by Robert Belder, page 202, No. 190; Sotheby's The Magnificent Botanical Library of the Stiftung Fur Botanik, Part 2, page 97, No. 419; Sandra Raphael, An Oak Spring Pomona, pages 214-216. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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Bookseller
Roger Middleton GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
31926
Title
POMONA HEREFORDIENSIS, containing coloured engravings of OLD CIDER and PERRY FRUITS of Herefordshire. With such New Fruits as have been found to possess superior excellence.
Author
KNIGHT, Thomas Andrew. President of the Horticultural Society of London.:
Book condition
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Hardcover
Place of Publication
London, Printed for the Agricultural Society of Herefordshire, by W. Bulmer and Co. and sold by W. Hooker, 1811.
Keywords
apples fruit cider drinks perry botanical colour plate books pomonas herefordshire

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