FLOWERS OF THE ENGADINE DRAWN FROM NATURE

By: EVELYN D. HEATHCOTE , M.A.

Price: £450.00

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Sea Green Cloth Boards with black titles to spine and gilt blocked flower plant to front panel. 285 x 200 mm approx. Victorian Green End Papers, [vi] + 22pp + [x] being index + 224 Hand Coloured Plates. Printed by Warren and Son for the author who points out in the preface that the work has the advantage over other books on the Alpine flora of The Engadine Switzerland in that the illustrations are life size and drawn and coloured from freshly gathered specimens. This would have been a very time consuming book to produce due to the many hand coloured paintings - up to four to some pages and although the issue number is not stated it is likely to have been very small certainly in comparison to modern book production methods and consequently is quite a scarce book.The copy offered has recently been re-backed by us with a new mull, back strip and close match cloth laid under the original spine and re-cased with replacement end papers. The Free front end-papers have been made using the originals to preserve the previous owner name (the original colourists of the work) and inscription which is part of the history of the book. The inscription after the p.o.n. reads given to me by W Heathcote in remembrance of many pleasant hours spent in painting 360 of these plates for him. NB The original inscription appears to have read given to "her" but it has been altered. VG (Book- Some loss to original cloth spine at head and tail with nick to cloth midway. Mild foxing to the plain side of the original free end papers. No other notable defects). Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale

Title: FLOWERS OF THE ENGADINE DRAWN FROM NATURE

Author Name: EVELYN D. HEATHCOTE , M.A.

Illustrator: Heathcote , Evelyn D , MA

Categories: Signed Books, Illustrated, Science and Natural History,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: WINCHESTER, PRIVATELY PUBLISHED: 1891

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Type: Book

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 123429

Keywords: Botany, Flora, Flowers of the Engadine, Alpine Flowers, Hand Coloured Plates, W Heathcote, Science and Natural History, Illustrated Books, Scarce Books, Signed Books, ,