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Henderson, Peter Charles (fl.1791-1829).
The Seasons, or Flower-Garden : Being a Selection of the Most Beautiful Flowers that Blossom at the Four Seasons of the Year, Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter, the whole Carefully Drawn from Nature : with a Description of Each Flower.
R. Ackermann,, London, 1806. with second part, separate title-page : A Treatise, or Instructions for Drawing and Painting Flowers, with General Observations on the Art. by P. Henderson. London : R. Ackermann. Small Folio (345 x 280 mm). 4, [26] p. 28 p. Hand-coloured engraved frontispiece and 24 hand-coloured plates [light handling /soiling) [small inner margin repair]. [includes extra watercolour flower plate.] Contemporary half calf (rebacked matching style] with original decorative leather title to front board. FIRST EDITION, in which Henderson provides instructions for drawing and painting flowers, which had of late become a fashionable 19th-century form of amusement. Henderson illustrates the four seasons using six different flowers for each quarter of the year. Bridson & White C409; Dunthorne 126; Sitwell Great Flower Books, p.59. Copac lists Kew copy only. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: HALEWOOD : ABA:ILAB : Booksellers :1867 [PRESTON, United Kingdom]
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