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Meredith, Mrs. Charles and Louisa Anne Twamley
The Romance of Nature; Or, The Flower Seasons Illustrated
London: Charles Tilt, 1839. Third Edition. Full Morocco. Very Good. 8vo. xx, 255, [5] pp. With 27 hand-colored botanical plates, including the ornamental title-page. (The list of plates counts up to 28 plates but there is no mention of a second plate.) The text is an anthology of English verse and appreciations celebrating the natural world, the seasons and their flora. Most of the poems are original to this work, but heading sections as well as interspersed throughout are excerpts from Shakespeare, Herrick, Raleigh and the like. To the modern audience it is, unquestionably, the lovely visual depictions that matter. A few plates have light soiling, but most are clean, as is the text. Tightly bound. Rebacked in modern green morocco that is compatible with original blindstamped and gilt decorated morocco. There is considerable wear to the old boards, which are nonetheless still attractive. (8.5 by 6 inches.)
Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB [West Windsor, VT, U.S.A.]
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