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A MAGNIFICENT COLLECTION OF NINETEENTH CENTURY BOTANICAL WATERCOLOUR S OF SOUTH AFRICAN HEATHERS (ERICA SPP.)
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A MAGNIFICENT COLLECTION OF NINETEENTH CENTURY BOTANICAL WATERCOLOUR S OF SOUTH AFRICAN HEATHERS (ERICA SPP.)

By Unknown

United Kingdom, 1840. A collection of 43 very fine, early/mid 19th century, comparatively large (approximately 285 x 235 mm), original watercolour studies of different species of South African Ericas, each autographed with the species name. Housed in a red straight-grained morocco case with closing flap and the words "In Memoriam Madre Mia" (in memory of my mother). While there is no reference to the originator of these studies, they are executed in a style close to that used by Henry C. Andrews for his Monograph on the Genus Erica (1804-1812). The present watercolours do not correspond directly to those but the composition is similiar and it is possible they were executed by Andrews in connection with the publication. Notwithstanding, they are highly accomplished, reminiscent of the best botanical artists of the day. They are painted onto fine-textured card; this card for a number of paintings is blind embossed to the corners "Reynolds extra superfine London board" or "Bristol Paper". These papers would appear to date the paintings to the 1840's, which would fit with the style of the paintings and lettering, however the straight-grained morocco case might suggest an earlier date? The paintings are generally in very good condition, the colours fresh, vibrant and unfaded, a few are a little dust marked, the paper lightly age-toned, one or two small marks. The case is a little worn and rubbed to the edges, the tap to pull out the flap is missing (the paintings are very tight when all are in the case). An exceptional and important historical collection of original watercolour paintings of South African Ericas. . Original. Leather. Very Good. 24 x 29.5 Cm. Fine Art Print, Book.

$8346.95

The Smallest Kingdom : Plants and Plant Collectors at the Cape of Good Hope
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The Smallest Kingdom : Plants and Plant Collectors at the Cape of Good Hope

By Fraser, Mike; Fraser, Liz

London: Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, 2011. 220 pages; colour illustrations throughout. Original dust jacket fine, not price clipped. Hard back binding fine. Contents clean and tight, unmarked, no inscriptions. A fine copy, virtually as new.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Folio.

$32.35

Picturing Nature : American Nineteenth-Century Zoological Illustration
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Picturing Nature : American Nineteenth-Century Zoological Illustration

By Blum, Ann Shelby

New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1993. 403 pages; b/w colour illustrations. Original dust jacket fine, not price clipped. Hard back binding fine. Contents clean and tight, unmarked, no inscriptions. A fine copy.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Folio.

$45.29

The Paradise Garden
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The Paradise Garden

By Lazarus, Maureen; Pardoe, Heather; Spillards, Deborah

Cardiff: National Museums and Galleries of Wales, 1997. 76 pages; colour llustrations throughout. Covers fine with minimal wear only. Contents clean and tight, no inscriptions. A fine copy, clean and bright.. First Edition. Paperback. Fine. 4to Square.

$9.06

The Illustration of Plants and Gardens, 1500-1850
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The Illustration of Plants and Gardens, 1500-1850

By Kaden, Vera

London: Her Majesty's Stationary Office, 1982. Victoria and Albert Museum publication; pp. vii, 48 + 103 colour & b/w plates. Original dust jacket fine with slight wear only, not price-clipped. Hard back binding fine. Contents clean and tight, no inscriptions, binding error to plate 86 which has left a diagonal crease across the page. A fine bright copy.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 4to.

$23.29

THE ART OF THE BOTANIST
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THE ART OF THE BOTANIST

By Rix, Martyn

London: Lutterworth Press, 1981. pp. 224 pages. Colour and b/w illustrations. Original dust jacket fine with minimal wear, price-clipped, now attractively presented in a loose-fitting clear archival sleeve. Hard back binding fine. Contents clean and tight, no inscriptions. A fine bright copy. "The Art of the Botanist follows the development of botanical knowledge as expressed in illustrations up to the present day.....it reproduces many of the finest of these pictures in colour and in monochrome". First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Folio.

$45.29

AN ILLUSTRATED TREASURY OF CULTIVATED FLOWERS

By Anderson, Frank J.

New York: Abbeville Press, 1979. pp. 156, inc. 73 colour plates. Original dust jacket fine with minimal wear, not price-clipped. Green cloth hard-back binding, fine. Contents clean and tight, pages slightly toned at edges, no inscriptions. A fine copy.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Sm Folio (approx. 23 x 30cm).

$19.41

THE BOOK OF FLOWERS, Four Centuries of Flower Illustration.

By Coats, Alice M.

London: Chancellor Press, 1984. With 126 illustrations, including 40 in colour. Contents clean and tight, no inscriptions. A very good copy in a very good dust jacket.. Reprint. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Folio.

$15.53

BOTANICAL ILLUSTRATION

By King, Ronald

London: Ash & Grant, 1978. Unpaginated, 40 clr illustrations, minor wearing to corners, book in very good condition.. First Edition. Paperback. Fine. 4to.

$11.65