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    Robert John Thornton (ca. 1768-1837). Two Flower Prints: The Superb Lily. [and:] The White Lily.

    Two stunning mezzotint engravings with hand-coloring, from Thornton's The Temple of Flora, or Garden of Nature, Picturesque Botanical Plates of the New Illustration of the Sexual System of Linnaeus (London: 1799-1807). The Superb Lily (the Earlom engraving), dated 1799, is in very good condition with general toning, browned edges, and some light foxing. A short tear to the right side has been repaired on the reverse; the acidic reaction with the tape has bled through the paper and stained the front. [and:] The White Lily, dated 1800, is in very good condition, with light toning and browned edges. Both have mounting tape to the reverse, and both have light penciled notations. 17.75 x 22.25 inches, and 17.75 x 22.75 inches, respectively.


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    June, 2009
    16th-17th Tuesday-Wednesday
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