Lot 271: LOUDON, JANE WELLS. British Wild Flowers.

Swann Auction Galleries

December 8, 2016, 1:30 PM EST
New York, NY, US
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Description: LOUDON, JANE WELLS. British Wild Flowers. 60 hand-colored lithographed plates. 4to, 11 1/2x8 3/4 inches, contemporary dark green morocco elaborately panelled in gilt and blind, gilt gauffered edges, hinges strengthened; plates clean. Book label of Edward Alder and presentation to him on title. London: William S. Orr & Co., circa 1855
Notes: Mrs. Loudon''s celebrated British Wild Flowers, here in a lovely contemporary presentation binding. The sixty hand colored plates depict some 350 species of flowering "British plants which are at once common and ornamental, as it is intended principally for the use of Ladies taking country walks, who may wish to know the names of flowers they meet with in the fields and hedgerows, and some particulars respecting them" (publisher''s advertisement).
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