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British Oak, Common Ash, English Elm, Common Beech.. c1877

British Oak, Common Ash, English Elm, Common Beech.. c1877

by Rhind, William

Timber Trees on an English estate, antique print - with deer, cattle and pheasants.

Fine original steel engraving by A. Cowan after James Stewart for A History of the Vegetable Kingdom... a work on the practical applications of botany by William Rhind (1797-1874), published c1877. This engraving has partial cellotape remnant. This wonderful representation of grand British trees has beautiful later hand-colour. Though rarely seen today, Rhind's beautifully illustrated interesting botanical study was first published in 1841 by Blackie & Son, Glasgow, Edinburgh & London. It was expanded and reissued several times up until 1877.

William Rhind set up his medical practice and sold medicines in Elgin Scotland. More interested in studying and writing about the natural sciences, particularly botany, zoology and geology, Rhind moved to Edinburgh for better research facilities. He spent nearly forty years writing about the natural sciences and submitted many articles for publication in scientific journals. In 1854 Rhind was lecturing on botany in the medical faculty of Marischal College where he had obtained his medical degree.

Rhind's series of illustrations have been popular antique prints, and they unfortunately show the wear of use - this one with with slight extremity damage and a partial cellotape remnant.
Page size 17 x 25cm (6 3/4 x 9 7/8 inches). Engraving size is 180 x 115mm (approximately 7 x 4.5 inches).

Stock Number: apRhindView21Price: $75.00