BEAUTIFUL WILDFLOWERS OF AMERICA, FROM ORIGINAL WATER-COLOR DRAWINGS AFTER NATURE, by Isaac Sprague & AB Hervey - 1882
Beautiful Wild Flowers of America, from Original Water-Color Drawings after Nature
by Isaac Sprague
descriptive text by Rev. A.B. Hervey
Published by: S.E. Cassino, Boston, MA, 1882.
Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD condition.
- Volume displays gentle commensurate aging and wear to covers and interior.
- Brown cloth covers feature line illustration and faded gilt text on front.
- Boards are exposed at corners, and display notable overall edgewear and fading.
- Spine features text and illustration in faded gilt, and exhibits pronounced rubbing to ends.
- Head of spine shows a chip with closed tear on first letter of title. (See photos)
- Binding is fragile, displaying some cracking to hinges, as well as some gaps at gutter between some pages.
- Illustration plates are well-preserved with some toning. All illustrations are protected with tissue guards, which occasionally show small tears, creases and foxing. (See photos)
- Interior is gently age-toned, exhibiting occasional smudging and foxing, as well as some shadows from illustrations on pages facing plates. (See photos)
- Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks.
- Textblock edges have AEG with minor scuffing. Gilt remains bright with some blemishes.
- Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
156 pages. 10 x 12.75 inches.
A splendid illustrated guide to the most beautiful wild flowers of America. Hervey's text describes the several varieties of plants as pictured by Sprague's magnificent watercolor drawings, adding some reflections about their symbolic beauty, some of the loveliest verses of Longfellow, Holmes, Whittier, Bryant, and others decorate this charming work.
Illustrated from 14 original watercolors made after nature. Features a descriptive text and verses.
AS IS! Please see photos. More photos available upon request.
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