Lot 5 of 240:
James Andrews Lessons in Flower Painting 1835  

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Lot closed - Sold For:$600
Estimate:
$1,000 - $1,500

Title:
Lessons in Flower Painting. A Series of Easy and Progressive Studies, Drawn and Coloured After Nature
Author:
Andrews, James
Place:
London
Publisher:
Charles Tilt
Date:
[c.1835]
Description:

2 preliminary leaves, plus 24 lithograph plates, 12 colored by hand. (Oblong 4to) 18.5x27.5 cm (7¼x10¾") original blindstamped brown cloth, lettered in gilt on front. First Edition.

Instruction for the botanical artist, the plates comprise 12 different images, each in an uncolored outline state and a finely hand-colored state. OCLC locates five copies with a preface dated 1836, the preface in this copy is dated 1835 and only a single similarly dated copy is located in OCLC, at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, Delaware. Label of bookseller Elizabeth Woodburn on verso of front flyleaf.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Binding faded and lightly worn, hinges cracked; tissue guards lacking from first pair of plates, present on all others, some light wear to pages edges, light foxing; very good.
 
Item number:
284745
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