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2 volumes on Arabella Roupell: Pioneer Artist of Cape Flowers  

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Arabella Roupell: Pioneer Artist of Cape Flowers [and] More Cape Flowers by a Lady

Bird, Allan


South African Natural History Publication Company

Various dates


2 Folio volumes. First Editions. Includes:

  • More Cape Flowers By A Lady : The Paintings of Arabella Roupell. With 12 color plates. Full polished green leather, gilt borders and spine. No. 35 of 50 Deluxe copies.1964.
  • Arabella Roupell: Pioneer Artist of Cape Flowers. Illustrated from photographs, color portrait frontispiece, and 14 color plates. Full leather with gilt title and spine. No. 35 of 120 Deluxe copies.1975.

Both volumes are signed by the author at the limitation page. These paintings were originally published in 1849 as "Cape Flowers By A Lady". Visiting the Cape in 1842, Roupell produced these lovely works over a period of two years, "solely for the amusement of the leisure hours". With biographical details of Roupell, and featuring color plates from paintings with botanical details on facing page. Scarce Deluxe copies.

Lot Amendments

Light wear to leather with rubbing to extremities, miniscule chip to leather at top edge of front board of 1975 volume, corners lightly bumped on earlier volume; interiors bright; very good or better.

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