ALCHEMILLA : SMALL HOARY LADIES MANTLE AND COMMON LADIES MANTLE.

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Philip Miller


Alchemilla : Small Hoary Ladies Mantle and Common Ladies Mantle.

Engraving, printed in color and finished by hand, c.1755-1760.
Paper size 16 13/16 x 10 5/16" (42.7 x 26.2 cm).
Good condition with original color.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 90643
Price: $175.00
Publisher : Published according to the Act by P. Miller.
From "Figures of the Most Beautiful...plants described in the Gardeners Dictionary" by Philip Miller. Engraved by T. Jefferys. The series was originally published, in two volumes, between 1755 and 1760. Other editions being published in 1771 and 1809.

An alternate spelling of the plant's name is Lady's Mantle. Alchemilla's medicinal traits include being a styptic and an astringent, making it a prized herb back in day. It is used less in modern times, but it has hardly been forgotten.
18th-19th Century Subjects , Natural History - Botanicals , Other Botanicals

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