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    Two Prints from Thornton's
    "The Temple of Flora"

    Robert John Thornton (1768-1837). "Hyacinths". "London Published June 1, 1801 by Dr. Thornton." [together with:] "The Maggot-bearing Stapelia". "London Published July 1, 1801 by Dr. Thornton." Two hand finished and color-printed mezzotint engraved plates from Robert John Thornton's "The Temple of Flora" (the third and final part of his masterwork New Illustration of the Sexual System of Carolus Linnæus [1799-1810]). "Hyacinths" was engraved by Warner after Sydenham Edwards and measures approximately 19 x 24 inches. It has edge wear with small edge tears and paper chips, discolorations around the borders, light foxing, remnants along upper border (perhaps from a previous mounting), and holograph pencil notes in the lower border. "The Maggot-bearing Stapelia" was engraved by Joseph Constantine Stadler after Peter Charles Henderson and measures approximately 18 x 22.5 inches. It has edge wear with small tears and paper chips, corner bends, light foxing or soiling around the borders, and small holograph pencil number in the lower right corner. Together a pair of very good floral prints from Thornton's classic work.

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    Auction Dates
    August, 2015
    5th Wednesday
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