BOTANICAL WATERCOLOUR ALBUM. A nineteenth-century album of watercolours of flowers, [c.1847-1873]
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BOTANICAL WATERCOLOUR ALBUM. A nineteenth-century album of watercolours of flowers, [c.1847-1873]
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BOTANICAL WATERCOLOUR ALBUM. A nineteenth-century album of watercolours of flowers, [c.1847-1873] BOTANICAL WATERCOLOUR ALBUM. A nineteenth-century album of watercolours of flowers, [c.1847-1873]
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BOTANICAL WATERCOLOUR ALBUM
A nineteenth-century album of watercolours of flowers, 223 original watercolours of wild flowers, mounted (between one and 4 per page, recto only) on 93 sheets, all captioned (most in ink, a few pencil) in neat contemporary hand, half morocco, gilt lettered "Wild Flowers" on upper cover, rubbed, large folio (493 x 365mm.), [c.1847-1873]

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  • A fine album of watercolours, all seemingly by the same artist, depicting wild flowers found in England. Each is neatly captioned giving both Latin and common names, date depicted, and in most cases the location where the specimen was found. The earliest dated were drawn in Yorkshire (Newton Dale, Filey, Thornton). Others include; Eskdale (Cumbria), Great Comberton (near Malvern), Worcester, Brighton, Aylesbury, Missenden, Wilshire Downs, Eastbourne, Ramsgate, and the latest from the 1870s in Salcombe and Kingsbridge, Devon.
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