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McINTOSH, Charles
FLORA AND POMONA; OR THE BRITISH FRUIT AND FLOWER GARDEN; CONTAINING DESCRIPTIONS OF THE MOST VALUABLE AND INTERESTING FLOWERS AND FRUITS, CULTIVATED IN THE GARDENS OF GREAT BRITAIN, WITH FIGURES DRAWN AND COLOURED FROM NATURE. ACCOMPANIED BY A CONSISE ANALYSIS OF THEIR BOTANICAL AND POMONOLOGICAL CHARACTER, THEIR NATURE AND MODE OF CULTURE, INCLUDING A DEFINITION OF THE TECHNICAL TERMS USED IN THE SCIENCE OF BOTANY, WITH FAMILIAR INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE DRAWING AND COLOURING OF THE FRUITS AND FLOWERS
Thomas Kelly, London, 1829. Octavo (5-1/4" x 8-1/2") in contemporary tree calf leather with gilt rules and gilt-decorated spine with a gilt-lettered red morocco spine label. Illustrated with 71 lovely hand-colored engraved plates, one of which is folding. The plates, 36 of fruit and 35 of flowers, were drawn by Edwin Dalton Smith and engraved by S. Watts and F. W. Smith. E. D. Smith was well known as "a more considerable artist of small-scale work."(Blunt & Stern - ART OF BOTANICAL ILLUSTRATION). Smith also did drawings for Maund's BOTANIC GARDEN, as well as other works. His excellent artistic skill is readily evident on all the plates in this work by MacIntosh. Of particular note are the fruit plates, 12 of which are of different apples. We found only two complete copies of this title at auction in the last 40 years. Nissen BBI 1256. Light, scattered foxing to the text, the plates clean and bright with tissue guards present. One cover detached and the leather from the backstrip lacking. Contents Near Fine and scarce [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB [Fleetwood, PA, U.S.A.]
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