Boston, MA: L.C. Page & Company, 1899. Isaac Sprague. Later Printing. Hardcover. A beautifully executed 19th century flower plate book, still in it's original dust jacket and the publisher's two-part gift box with paste-on label. Copyright page has an 1885 copyright date, title page with 1899. Forest green linen over boards, title printed in white onto upper board and spine, top edge stained green, 4to (11-1/4 inches tall), pp. unpaginated [89 with 90 being a blank], illustrated with ten tissue-guarded color plates and each flower in turn followed by it's own accompanying text. Volume with an occasional spot of finger soil to text, light offset to eps from DJ flaps and to pre-title from a once inserted card, some show through to plate versos, old price in pencil to ffep, a stray pin head sized bit of green top edge stain to fore-edge and one tissue guard noted with two tiny holes. Unclipped DJ is toned with minor chips and small closed tears. Box is well worn but complete, with stains, a single corner split to upper half and a pencil note to outside lower half "Gift from Aunt Emma", also loosely inserted is a small piece of paper with "? from Aunt Emma" written in pencil. Near Fine / Near Fine. Item #2370
An uncommon flower plate book when found in this condition, especially so with it's original dust jacket and publisher's gift box.
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