Flowers-botany-botanical Color Plates-field & Forest-natural History-1st 1882-vg For SaleFANTASTIC AND QUITE LOVELY, ORIGINAL FIRST EDITION "FLOWERS OF THE FIELD AND FOREST" DESCRIPTIVE TEXT BY REV. A. B. HERVEY, FROM ORIGINAL WATER-COLOR DRAWINGS AFTER NATURE BY ISAAC SPRAGUE. PUBLISHED IN BOSTON: S. E. CASSINO, D. LOTHROP & CO., 1882 FIRST. This stunning and colorful folio has 14 botanical plates; chromolithographs that are printed on one side only, several with the original tissue guards and all plates are absolutely spectacular. The color graphic plates are accompanied with important text and numerous extracts from "Longfellow, Lowell, Bryant, Emerson, And Others," to present a gorgeous book that will brighten your spirits, help you to think spring and gardening, and is a very scarce nineteenth century volume that is a very worthy acquisition indeed. This 19th century volume published by S. E. Cassino is very difficult to find and is a gem of a folio. Tucked inside the pages were 2 newspaper articles about plants and a hand written page about a house fire, [please see image].Flowers pictured include: blood-Root; The Pasture Thistle; The Partridge Berry; The Arethusa; The Pitcher Plant; The Galax-Leaved Shortia; The Arrow Head; The Pale Laurel; The Meadow Beauty; The Bur-Marigold; The Climbing Hemp Week; The White Bay; The Cardinal Flower; and The Blue Stemmed Golden-Rod. Each color plate; each chromolithograph is absolutely pristine and suitable for framing. Condition: Hardbound folio in gold boards with black and gilt lettering, and floral design mid front cover, gilt lettering on spine, and gilt edges all around. This beautiful flower album is in very good condition with the following. Some outer shelf wear, top and bottom of spine are scuffed [please see images], one page is loose, the newspaper articles have left some overlay hardly worth the mention, one front end paper has a water mark at the top edge; all in all this volume is in very good condition and internally fresh.Payment and Shipping: Please see our response and offer with confidence. Never a reserve and very low opening offer as always. For international shipping quote, please contact us. buyers with no established response must contact us before offerding. Payment must be received within 5 days after close of sale. Thank you.
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