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

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