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The Botanic Garden. A Poem, in Two Parts. Part I. Containing the Economy of Vegetation. Part II. The Loves of the Plants. With Philosophical Notes. The Third Edition.

Engraved by William Blake (English, 1757–1827), Engraved by Anker Smith (English, 1759–1819), Engraved by Thomas Holloway (English, 1748–1827)

Place of Publication: London, England

Catalogue Raisonné

Keynes, Bibliography of William Blake, 108; Russell, Blake Engravings, 79


Overall (vol. 1): 28.8 x 22.6 x 3.5 cm (11 5/16 x 8 7/8 x 1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 21 engravings and one aquatint

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(London: J. Johnson, 1795) Quarto, two vols.; [v. 1] 182 leaves, plus 11 plates; [v. 2] 106 ll., plus 10 pls.; contemporary gilt-stamped marbled brown calf (rebacked; tan cloth box).

Allegorical frontispieces; depictions of mythical figures by Blake; illustrations of the Portland Vase; botanical illustrations

London: J. Johnson, 1795


Ellen Brooks [bookplate]; W. G. Russell Allen, Boston (1882-1955), by whom bequeathed to MFA, April 8, 1964.

Credit Line

Bequest of W. G. Russell Allen