The Book Of Flowers – Four Centuries Of Flower Illustration. – Coats, Alice M.

Coats, Alice M.


Publisher: Exeter Books. New York. 1984 (First Edition)
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4to, 208pp. Hardcover with olive green cloth covered boards in very good condition with trivial loosening of spine binding and with a pictorial laminated d/w in good condition with only minor scuffing and shelf wear to corners, text and all b/w and colour illustrations in excellent condition printed on high quality cream art-paper interspersed with white glossy paper for the large size prints and photos. Written by a leading authority on the history of plants, this scholarly work is one of the most lavish and attractive records of flower illustrations ever to be produced with over 40 full page colour plates largely taken from rare printed books mainly from 1485 to 1850, after which standards of reproduction began to decline. Magnificent in every aspect.