Familiar Wild Flowers - 4 volumes

By: Hulme, F Edward

Price: $142.50

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good


Four volumes (1-4). A scruffy, but still pretty set. All four books have gilt decoration and titling. All four have different handpainted flower on the front boards. Green boards. The boards of each are scuffed, marked, worn all about from handling and storage. All have a previous owner signature. The page trims for each are gilded (pleasing). Volume 1: front board and frontispiece: Field Convulvulus. The frontispage has been removed. All 40 plates present (not all with tissue guards). Despite some initial storage marks, the plates are bright, fresh, delicate. The front page is much marked by hand and storage rubbing. The contents have very occasional foxing spots. Some pages have tanning about the edges. Otherwise, the contents are thick, healthy, placid, clean and clear. Volume 2: front board and frontispiece: Bindweed. Again, the plates are genial, genteel, bright. The early pages have handling marks. The contents have occasional tanning about the edges, some very occasional foxing. Here and there, the years have made their mark. Otherwise, the contents are fresh-faced, healthy, keen. Volume 3: front board illustration: sweet briar. In this volume the frontispage is present, frontispiece is absent as is the plate at page 157. The contents have evidence of age - but this lies lightly. All plates are pretty, alert, decorous. The pages have occasional wear, occasional spots of foxing. They are otherwise healthy, thick, certain, clear. Volume 4: Front board and frontispiece: Corn-mint. Pages 83-90 have some storage stains at the bottom edges. Otherwise, the boards and contents are tranquil, sure, refined, despite the scuffing, wear and storage marks.. The pages are firm, fulsome, eager, clean, clear. A convivial, comfortable, competent, generous set of books. fk. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services.

Title: Familiar Wild Flowers - 4 volumes

Author Name: Hulme, F Edward

Categories: Botany,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Cassell and Company Ltd: 1878

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: 44ob