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Category: All Categories: Collectible and Rare Books: Fine Color Plates
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Rhind, William, Illustrated by: engravings, Hand Colored Engravings  
A History of the Vegetable Kingdom

Publisher: Blackie & Son, London: 1868.
Revised Edition, with Supplement. Illustrated by several hundred figures, many of them hand colored. 3/4 black leather over pebbled dark brown cloth, five raised bands with gilt ornamentation and gilt titles, all edges marbled. Upper leather corner with old (professional) repair, spine appears to have been repaired at some point, some small scuffs to leather and some moderate edgewear, front hinge has crack that appears to have been repaired. Currently tight and sound in the binding and repairs are somewhat subtle. Internally very clean save for some foxing to endpapers. Text and plates very clean and the painting is exceptionally well done with excellent shading and without the garishness often seen in such endeavors. Lacking plates 5 and 36, 43 hand-colored plates remain. This is about TWICE THE NUMBER OF HAND-COLORED PLATES usually found in this title. COLLECTIBLE 4542. Later Edition Three-Quarter Leather Good Condition Small 4to - over 9-1/4" - 12" Tall Collectible

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Balzac, Honoré de, 1799-1850  
Droll Tales. The Second Decade. Translated by J. Lewis May. Illustrations by Jean de Bosschère

Publisher: NY, Covici Friede, 1929.
iii, 276 p., plates (16 color, 8 b/w); 25 cm. Contains ten stories. Jean de Bosschère (Belgian, 1881-1953) was a brillant book illustrator. A plate at p. 198 shows water torture. This is copy 606 of 1550. Stock#44445. Vg / dj poor, fragments preserved.

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Michaux, F. Andrew; notes by J.Jay Smith; Thomas Nuttall.  
North American Sylva or, A Description of the Forest Trees of the United States, Canada and Nova Scotia . . .

Publisher: Philadelphia: D. Rice & A.N. Hart; Rice Butter & Co., 1859, 1865..
Later Edition Five quarto volumes, 3 of the 1859 edition of Michaux, 2 (3 volumes in two books) of the 1865 edition of Nuttall's expansion of Michaux's work. Uniformly bound in brown morocco, covers (contemporary or nearly so) heavily tooled in blind. Spines with 5 raised bands, title in gilt, simple blind stamped device in other four compartments. Dark brown endpapers, all edges gilt. The Michaux volumes contain 156 hand-colored stipple engravings, and the Nuttall volumes contain 121 hand-colored lithographs, each showing the branch form, leaf, flower and fruit of the species. Reese, Stamped with a National Character, 21. A major botanical study. Michaux's work was actually carried out in the late 18th century, Nuttall's in the early to mid-19th century. Michaux was first published in France in 1817 to 1819, The first American edition combining the work of both authors was published in 1841-1852. This edition uses new stones for the Nutall lithography since the originals were destroyed in 1856. A lovely set, clean and sound inside. Two joints professionally repaired. Light edge wear. Hardcover Hardcover Very Good+

Appr.: | AUD 6,329.11 CAD 6,097.56 EUR 4,484.30 GBP 3,215.43 JPY 500,000.00 MXN 62,500.00 ZAR 58,823.53 

Purchase direct from: Gallagher Books, ABAA, ILAB. Item number: 15295.
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Catlow, Agnes, 1807?-1889 & Catlow, Maria E.  
Sketching Rambles; or, Nature in the Alps and Alpennines. By Agnes and Maria E. Catlow ... Illustrated by twenty views
Publisher: London, James Hogg & Sons [1861].
Two volumes: xii, 374, [2] p. (ads); viii, 368 p., 2 color lithographs (frontispieces), 18 tinted litograph plates; 20 cm. Victorian women travelers, the Catlow sisters painted as they traveled through Switzerland and Italy. Bound in original marbled-paper covered boards, rebacked in gold-tooled leather; very good. Stock#OB494.

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Twamley, Louisa Anne , Illustrated by: Louisa Twamley, Hand-Colored Plates  
The Romance of Nature; or, The Flower-Seasons Illustrated

Publisher: Charles Tilt London 1836.
Full leather binding with blind stamped decorations and gilt titles and stamped floral decorations, yellow endpapers, all edges gilt. xviii, 253, 1 (ads) pages. Corners and edges rubbed, spine has been sympathetically repaired sometime in the past. The original green color has faded at edges and spine toward brown. Minor foxing to a few pages, affecting the margins of a couple of plates. One signature starting to spring. Ornamental frontis and 26 gorgeous hand-colored plates (complete) of flowers and plants by the author. Louisa (also known as Louise) Anne Twamley [1812-1895] was born in Birmingham, England. A self-taught but gifted writer, artist, and botanist, she published her first book of poems in 1835 when she was 20, followed in 1836 by the beautifully-illustrated Romance of Nature in 1836. Her renderings of flowers in this book are delicate, lively, and lovely . She later married Charles Meredith of New South Wales and in 1939 they moved to Oyster Bay, Tasmania. Louisa Meredith produced many books on the flora and fauna of Tasmania and also worked there to have wildlife protection laws enacted. She is considered to be a State treasure by Tasmanians. COLLECTIBLE 5431 First Edition No Dust Jacket (as issued) Hard Cover Good Condition Thick 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall Collectible

Appr.: | AUD 949.37 CAD 914.63 EUR 672.65 GBP 482.32 JPY 75,000.00 MXN 9,375.00 ZAR 8,823.53 

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