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Flora's Dictionary with 12 hand-colored plates  

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Flora's Dictionary

Wirt, Elizabeth Washington


Lucas Brothers



133, [1], 96 pp. With 12 hand-colored lithographed plates of flowers, with tissue guards; chromolithographed added pictorial title page; chromolithographed presentation page. 28.3x21.5 cm (11¼x8½"), later gilt-lettered cloth, marbled endpapers, new flyleaves, all edges gilt.

First published anonymously as Flora's Dictionary by "a Lady" in 1829. Elizabeth Gamble Wirt (1784-1857) was the second wife of William Wirt, Attorney General of the United States and author of The Letters of the British Spy and other popular works. (Sabin 104868; Bennett, p. 115).

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Some stray foxing; very good.

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