The Art Of Botanical Illustration. – Blunt, W. and Stern, W.

Blunt, W. and Stern, W.


Publisher: Collins. London. 1951 (2nd Edition)
ID: 48015 Categories: ,


8vo, XXIV, 304pp. Hardcover in green cloth in fair condition with a firm spine but significant scoring on the spine and both boards from past insect contact and no d/w present, text and all b/w and colour plates in very good condition with a small round prior owner stamp on title-page as well as the same owner’s artistic b/w bookplate on front pastedown with a tiny sticker from a prior bookdealer adhered below it. Age tanning as expected but there is no foxing of any pages with 47 colour plates and 32 b/w plates in vg condition. The New Naturalist Edition by Collins is really a survey of British Natural History. This now compact and more approachable edition provides” a comprehensive, critical and well illustrated survey of the portrayal of plants over more than 3000 years” remaining the classical work on botanical illustration for over half a century.