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Morris, Richard.
Flora Conspicua: A Selection of the Most Ornamental Flowering Hardy, Exotic and Indigenous trees, Shrubs and Herbaceous Plants for Embellishing Flower Gardens and Pleasure Grounds
London: Printed for Geo. B Whittaker London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green. London: Printed for Geo. B Whittaker. 1825. London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green. 1826. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Contents very clean and bright. Very light browning to a few margins. 44 beautiful hand-coloured engraved plates of outstanding quality by William Clark each having own tissue guard and drawn from living, attributed species. Very minor and small spots/marks on a few plates. One of the best botanical plates books of the 19th century. Unpaginated. Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green, London, 1826. Half Leather. Book Condition: Excellent. Clark, William (illustrator). 6" - 9.25" Tall. Little known and appreciated due to its significant rarity. First and only edition from 1825 and 1826. One of the greatest botanical plate books. 44 stunning full page hand coloured plates drawn and engraved by William Clark, dated 1825 or 1826. The clarity and colouring and atmosphere of these hand coloured plates is of the highest order. Plates include: · Verbena Lamberti, · Lilium Pomponium, · Robinia Hispida, · Potentila Nepalensis, · Daphne Cneorum, · Magnolia Pureurea, · Aquilegia Canandensis Gracilis, · Paeonia Moutan (double page). All in the original paper wrappers which make this set even more desirable to collectors. In their original state. The plates are generally clean and bright without browning. There are the occasional marks to text pages but these are light. Condition Report Externally · See above and photos Internally Internally … [Click Below for Full Description]
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