The Craftsman’s Plant-Book

Pictures from The Craftsman’s Plant-Book by Richard George Hatton, Chapman and Hall, London, 1909.

Richard Hatton’s dates are 1864-1926; the book fell out of copyright at the end of 1996.

The images are mostly redrawn from old herbals.

[picture: Front Cover]

Front Cover

Front cover from “The Craftsman’s Plant-Book.”

[picture: Bookplate of James Hall]

Bookplate of James Hall

There is a bookplate or “ex libris” pasted inside the front cover of this book; it includes the words, “EX LIBRIS JAMES HALL and a styilized pine tree or feather-based design. [more...]

[picture: Book Inscription]

Book Inscription

Opposite the bookplate there is a hand-written inscription: [more...]

[picture: Title Page Detail: Basked of Flowers]

Title Page Detail: Basked of Flowers

This woodcut of a basket or tub of roses is in a mediaeval style, and appeared as a page decoration on the title page of the book.

[picture: 322.---Apple Tree. Pyrus Malus. C. S.]

322.—Apple Tree. Pyrus Malus. C. S.

The apple tree makes a rounder head than the pear-tree and is not so erect. The flowers are in umbels, whereas those of the Pear are in corymbs. Nevertheless the corymbose formation is often present, but less straggling than in the Pear. The leaf is more oblong ,and i bluntly serrated. The stipules are long and tepering, and produce a ragged effect. [...] [more...]

[picture: 323.---Pear.]

323.—Pear.

A texture of leaves and fruit from 1565. [more...]



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