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Sloe or blackthorn (Prunus spinosa L.): flowering stem with separate fruit and segments of flower and fruit, also a description of the plant and its uses. Coloured line engraving by C.H.Hemerich, c.1759, after T.Sheldrake.

  • Sheldrake, Timothy, active 1740-1770.
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[1759]
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18236i
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Description

Sloe fruit is used in liqueurs, the wood for turnery and the leaves for tea substitutes

Publication/Creation

[London], [1759]

Physical description

1 print : line engraving, with watercolour ; platemark 35 x 20.5 cm

Lettering

The sloe or black thorn ... T.Sheldrake delin. C.H.Hemerich sculp.

Lettering note

The name of the plant is listed in nine languages and a description of it and its uses are given in english

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 18236i

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  • English


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