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TRAILL, Catharine Parr (Strickland Mrs Traill C P ) [1802-1899] & FITZGIBBON, Agnes Dunbar [(MOODIE) (MRS CHAMBERLIN)] [1833 - 1913]
Canadian Wild Flowers [Wildflowers] (2nd Cdn Edition)
Montreal: Printed and Published by John Lovell St. Nicholas Street, 1869. 2nd Edition. Hard Cover. Good+. 2nd edition. 14-1/2 x11 inches. (3), [6]-86pp. 10 full-page colour plates of paintings of Canadian wild flowers (with tissue guards). Title page is also decorated with colour flowers. Text has detailed descriptions of thirty different flowers. Original green cloth boards, with gilt titles and decoration to front, blind stamped titles to rear, a little soiled. Professionally re-backed with new green cloth spine and corners. All edges gilt. Plates V and VI are reversed. Endpapers and paste-downs are dark brown. Pages browning at edges, boards darkened on front corners, a few small stains and surface scratches. For this 2nd edition book, Agnes FitzGibbon created and paid for eleven new stones at Burland L'Africain Chromolithographers, Montreal. The plates were numbered I-X, and the designs of II, III, IV, V, VI, and VII were reversed for aesthetic reasons. FitzGibbon painted 5,500 more sheets with transparent washes; stencils sped the pace of the work. Overall a good copy of this beautiful book. Following are the 10 hand-coloured illustrations: Plate I - Indian Tulip, Showy Orchis, Painted Cup, Scarlet Cup, Cone Flower Plate II - Sweet Wintergreen, One Flowered Pyrola, Flowering Raspberry, Speedwell - American Brooklime Plate III - Adders-Tongue, Dog-Toothed Violet, White Trillium - Death Flower, Rock Columbine Plate IV - Squirrel Corn, Purple Trillium - Death Flower - Birth Root, Wood Geranium - Cranes Bill, Chickweed Wintergreen Plate V - Yellow Lady's Slipp … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Lord Durham Rare Books (IOBA) [Canada]
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