Dec 08, 2016 - Sale 2434

Sale 2434 - Lot 271

Price Realized: $ 1,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
LOUDON, JANE WELLS. British Wild Flowers. 60 hand-colored lithographed plates. 4to, 11 1/2x8 3/4 inches, contemporary dark green morocco elaborately panelled in gilt and blind, gilt gauffered edges, hinges strengthened; plates clean. Book label of Edward Alder and presentation to him on title. London: William S. Orr & Co., circa 1855

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Mrs. Loudon's celebrated British Wild Flowers, here in a lovely contemporary presentation binding. The sixty hand colored plates depict some 350 species of flowering "British plants which are at once common and ornamental, as it is intended principally for the use of Ladies taking country walks, who may wish to know the names of flowers they meet with in the fields and hedgerows, and some particulars respecting them" (publisher's advertisement).