SINCLAIR, ISABELLA.

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Lot 3208
SINCLAIR, ISABELLA.

Sold for US$ 19,520 inc. premium
SINCLAIR, ISABELLA.
Indigenous Flowers of the Hawaiian Islands. London: Sampson Low, 1885. 44 chromolithographed plates. Folio (369 x 264 mm). Original green pictorial cloth gilt, all edges gilt; custom marbled board slipcase. A few fingersoils, brief bump to spine, light rubbing to tips, generally fine.

First edition. The author collected the flowers depicted on the islands of Kauai and Niihau, the most northern of the Hawaiian Archipelago. She recorded their appearance as she feared that many species would be lost. Joseph Dalton Hooker assisted with the botanical names of the plants. A very handsome, sound copy, in cleaner condition than normally found. Nissen BBI 1848.
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