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Munson, Laura Gordon (fl. circa 1864) Flowers from my Garden. Sketched and Painted from Nature.
New York: Anson D.F. Randolph, 1864.
First edition, large quarto, illustrated with eighteen lithographic plates painted in many colors by hand; each subject accompanied by verses; introductory poem by Lydia Huntley Sigourney (1791-1865); Munson's frontispiece is a large basket of flowers that includes many of those illustrated separately, viz., crocus, pansies, forget-me-not, lily of the valley, rose campion, rose, fairy bell, day lily, thunbergia, heliotrope, cypress vine, morning glory, jessamine, verbenas, blue fringed gentian, and autumn leaves; bound in publisher's green textured cloth, blocked in blind with gilt illustrated title, neatly rebacked, original spine replaced, coated white endleaves decorated with gilt pattern, 11 3/4 x 10 1/2 in.
Bennett page 81; McGrath page 209; Worldcat http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/63571097, listing six copies in U.S. libraries.