1861. Item #87319
LOWE, E. J., with the assistance of W. Howard. BEAUTIFUL LEAVED PLANTS; being a Description of the Most Beautiful Leaved Plants in Cultivation in this Country; to which is added an Extended Catalogue. London: Groombridge and Sons, 1861. 60 color wood-engraved plates printed by Benjamin Fawcett after designs by Aleaxander F. Lydon, + line illustrations in text. , ii, 144 pp. Tall 8vo., publisher's cloth binding, stamped in blind all over with gilt lettering on spine and a vignette on upper board, coated endpapers. Contemporary gift inscription, dated 25 March 1862, from Ann Mary Pemberton (Mrs. R. L. Pemberton), of Castlegate House, York, with her bookplate on front pastedown. The cloth binding was once a brilliant purple; however, the fugitive color has faded to tan almost everywhere but for a small patch on the lower board. Otherwise it is a sound binding with just a bit of spotting and slightly darkened on spine. Some sporadic light foxing to text leaves. However, the plates are clean and bright, presenting the leaves of ornamental plants with great fidelity to their form and natural color in a series of beautiful illustrations. Very good. (Nissen 1247, Pritzel 5642).