Flowers American Floral books c.1833-54 hand colored plates 4 lovely booksBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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The Rural Wreath; or Life Among the Flowers, edited by Laura Greenwood.
1854, Boston, Dayton and Wentworth. Engraved frontis. Spectacular ornately decorative gilt stamped publishers cloth binding. Floral and vegetation patterning with a cherub swinging at center.
Flora's Interpreter: or, the American Book of Flowers and Sentiments, by Mrs. Sarah Josepha Hale.
1839, Boston, Marsh, Capen, Lyon, and Webb. In scarce and fragile early publishers glazed paper pictorial lithographed boards. Hand colored frontis + one other h.c. floral plate.
The Family Circle, and Parlor Annual, edited and published by Rev. D. Newell.
1848, New York, Stereotyped by Vincent Dill, Jr. Wood engraved title, 12 hand colored botanical plates, 12 steel engraved plates and three wood engraved plates throughout. Publishers period 1/4 leather binding,
The Flower Book, edited and published by the American Sunday School Union
c. 1833, Philadelphia. With nine woodcuts, each with early (likely original) hand color.
Smallest book measures: 5 7/8" H X 3 3/4" W.
Largest book measures: 8 1/4" H X 5 5/8" W.
Set along shelf measures: 3 5/8".