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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1894. First Edition. Half Morocco. Marbled Boards. . Near Fine. Containing nine original watercolors applied directly to the page by Catharine Westinghouse, setting aside this copy from all others. 8vo. 16 by 10.5 cm. 159 pp. The book proper is an appreciation of plants, with snippets of poetry interspersed liberallly, and the objective of the author is to impart a sort of botanical connoisseurship. The additional watercolors are beautifully rendered, and are a true expression of the author's spirit. While there were other Victorians who performed their own private embellishment of books such as was done here, it was far from a common practice, and here it was done with a neatness and modesty that one could easily mistake the images for having been part of the original plan of the book. Light wear along the joints of the blue morocco.
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