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Auction: Travel & Natural History
was auctioned on: 3 May 2007
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BROOKSHAW, George (1751-1823) Pomona Britannica, or a Colle...

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Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000
ca. US$5,949 - US$9,915
Price realised:  £3,360
ca. US$6,662
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BROOKSHAW, George (1751-1823). Pomona Britannica, or a Collection of the most esteemed Fruits at present cultivated in Great Britain . London: Bensley and Son for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown; and John Lepard, 1817. Volume I only (of 2), 4° (336 x 270mm). 30 engraved plates by Brookshaw only, printed in colour and finished by hand (title lightly spotted, some spotting in text, a few plates with few light spots, stronger on plate 27, plate 13 a little dust-soiled, colour at 2 places a little smeared on plate 5, most plates very lightly and evenly browned). Contemporary crimson morocco, covers with wide border, tooled in gilt and blind, spine ruled, lettered and decorated in gilt (extremities quite rubbed, head of spine chipped, scuff mark on front cover), gilt edges. Provenance : Henry Foulkes, Jesus College, Oxford (inscription of front blank). Second edition. Nissen BBI 244; Dunthorne 51; Great Flower Books p.52.
BROOKSHAW, George (1751-1823). Pomona Britannica, or a Collection of the most esteemed Fruits at present cultivated in Great Britain . London: Bensley and Son for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown; and John Lepard, 1817. Volume I only (of 2), 4° (336 x 270mm). 30 engraved plates by Brookshaw only, printed in colour and finished by hand (title lightly spotted, some spotting in text, a few plates with few light spots, stronger on plate 27, plate 13 a little dust-soiled, colour at 2 places a little smeared on plate 5, most plates very lightly and evenly browned). Contemporary crimson morocco, covers with wide border, tooled in gilt and blind, spine ruled, lettered and decorated in gilt (extremities quite rubbed, head of spine chipped, scuff mark on front cover), gilt edges. Provenance : Henry Foulkes, Jesus College, Oxford (inscription of front blank). Second edition. Nissen BBI 244; Dunthorne 51; Great Flower Books p.52.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Travel & Natural History
Date of the auction: 3 May 2007
Address: Christie's
3 May 2007, London, South Kensington