Floral Illustrations of the Seasons
By Roscoe, E.
Pp. (vi), 55 handcolored engraved and aquatint plates by Havell after Margaret Roscoe's drawings, interleaved with letterpress descriptions. Finely bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe in three-quarter morocco over green cloth, five raised bands, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, top page edge gilt, 4to (11.5 x 9 inches). The author was William Roscoe's daughter-in-law and was better known as a botanical artist under her maiden name Margaret Lace. Robert Havell's exquisite engravings and aquatints demonstrate his mastery as a natural history illustrator. Great Flower Books (1990), p. 133; Nissen 1676.
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|Condition Description||Spine lightly sunned, paper restoration to descriptive leave of plate 3, plate 41 shaved at head with loss of plate number but with no effect to the illustration, occasional light foxing, a near fine copy in a spectacular fine binding.|