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Madder.- Miller (Philip) The Method of Cultivating Madder, as it is now practised by the Dutch in Zealand: with their manner of Drying, Stamping, and Manufacturing it for Use. Embellished with Draughts of their Buildings and Kilns erected for that Purpose. To which is added, The Method of Cultivating Madder in England, first edition, large engraved hand-coloured folding plate of the Madder plant and 6 plain plates (5 folding), title and final f. browned, library cloth, [Henrey 1146], 4to, for the Author, 1758.

⁂ Rare at auction, we can trace no copy in the last 50 years.

The introduction of the red dye plant madder to England had long occupied Miller as large quantities had to be imported from Holland to meet demand.

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Madder.- Miller (Philip) The Method of Cultivating

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Auction Curated By:
Rupert Powell
International Head of Books and Works on Paper
Justin Phillips
Early and Continental Printing
220 Queenstown Road
London, SW8 4LP
United Kingdom
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