Jun 13, 2024 - Sale 2672

Sale 2672 - Lot 221

Price Realized: $ 2,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 4,000
(BOTANICAL.) John Henry Hopkins. Vermont Drawing Book of Flowers. 10 uncolored lithographed plates and 9 (of 10) hand-colored lithographed matching plates (lacking plate 3). Folio sheets of wove paper, approximately 19x12 inches each; scattered edge staining with a few short closed tears but overall quite nice. Burlington, VT, 1846-1847

Additional Details

"10 folio plates, drawn by the Bishop and colored by his sons. No text. Said to have been used in local institutions. Strictly speaking, this item is neither a book nor a publication, but reputable critics have contended that these flower plates are the finest hand-colored flower plates in America, and on that ground alone it seems that they should be recorded" -- Bennett, Color Plate Books, page 59.