Item #39396 The Oldfield Pear. PEAR.

The Oldfield Pear.

Matthews, Elizabeth (illus). Engraved by William Hooker.
London. Agricultural Society of Herefordshire. 1811.
Stipple and aquatint engraving with added handcolor, plate mark 11 x 7 3/4 inches on sheet 15 x 11 inches. Good condition; light soiling, soft crease to lower right corner just inside plate mark. This fine plate is from the publication "Pomona Herefordiensis; containing coloured engravings of the old Cider and Perry fruits of Herefordshire" which was prepared by Thomas Andrew Knight, a wealthy landowner who was the most distinguished horticulturist of his time, and an excellent fruit breeder. Of particular historical interest is the "warts and all" quality of the fruit. Item #39396

Price: $147.00

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