The Herefordshire Pomona

Dr Henry Graves Bull and Dr Robert Hogg
Illustrated by Alice Ellis and Edith Bull
Introduced by Jim Arbury and Michael Twyman
Limited to 980 hand-numbered copies

A masterpiece of botanical art and the most comprehensive study of the apples and pears grown in Britain ever published. Each edition is sent with a set of four prints for framing.

Limited Edition

Though commissioned in Herefordshire, this Pomona became a record of varieties grown throughout the British Isles, many of which were originally imported from America and mainland Europe. The plates in the original edition, lauded as masterpieces of chromolithography, were based on hundreds of exquisite watercolours and are rendered here with great fidelity. Every fruit is also discussed in an erudite and fascinating text whose rich collection of stories, supporting its descriptions, takes us from precise taxonomy into the colourful byways of English rural life with engaging historical anecdotes and apt verses. First and foremost this is an important work of botanical art and, accompanying each limited edition, is a set of four plates to be framed and displayed.

Winner of the British Book Design and Production Awards in the category of Scholarly, Academic and Reference Books.

Plates volume
15" × 11¾"
77 plates; 176 pages
Printed on Tatami
Quarter bound in Indian goatskin and canvas
Gilded top edge
Ribbon marker

Text volume
15" × 11¾"
176 pages
Numerous integrated line illustrations
Set in Bulmer
Printed on Munken Pure
Bound in full canvas
Ribbon marker

Solander presentation box
16½" × 12¾"
Bound in canvas cloth

Four full-size plates for framing will accompany each edition
Printed on Tatami
Presented in an envelope

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