London, Published by Dr Thornton, Sept.r 1804 [-1810].
Mezzotint and aquatint, printed in colours and hand finished, on heavy Whatman paper. 490 x 345mm, 19¾ x 13½".
Snowdrops and crocuses in the foreground, with a snow-covered cottage and village in the distance. Published in Thornton's 'Temple of Flora', the first series of flower prints to show the plant within a habitat, and regarded as the finest English botanical colour-plate book.
Dunthorne: p.244, state III of III.
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