Paris: Librarie Denis, 1940. Reissue of 1795 Edition. Hardcover. Limited edition of twelve lithographed flower prints, accompanied by 5 pages of preliminary text in French and held in a portfolio measuring 16-1/2 inches tall. Prints and text leaves measure 16-1/4 x 12-5/8 wide and are printed on untrimmed, Rives BFK watermarked paper. Portfolio with the printed line "French & European Publications Inc. 610 Fifth Avenue New York" scratched out at foot of upper cover (published during wartime), some toning and soil. Frontis, print XII, and margins of some prints have some toning and spotting. A complete copy, containing all twelve prints. Near Very Good. Item #3429
Front cover subtitle is "A Collection of Flowers, Drawn after Nature, & Disposed in an Ornamental Manner by J. Edwards, F.S.A." John Edwards was "... an English botanist, painter, designer and illustrator, noted for his serial publication, The British Herbal... [published] in monthly parts between 1769 and 1770, covering exotic and British flowers, using text gathered from various sources, and his own hand-coloured engraved plates." wiki.
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