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Bread Fruit.- Bligh (William, naval officer and colonial governor, 1754-1817).- Premiums Offered by the Society Instituted at London, for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, slightly browned, later wrappers, 8vo, by Order of the Society, By W. Adlard, 1777.

⁂ Listed under the heading Premiums offered for the Advantages of the British American Colonies the Society offers To the person or persons who between the first of June and the fifteenth of August, 1778 [and then in subsequent years], shall bring into the port of London the greatest number of plants of one or both species of the Bread Fruit Tree, in a growing state, not less than three of either species; the gold medal, or fifty pounds. This was awarded to Bligh in 1794.

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Bread Fruit.- Bligh (William).- Premiums Offered by the

Wed, Jul 11, 2018 9:30 AM UTC
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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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