Lot 59 of 478:
Specimen book of Fruits and Flowers  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$660
$700 - $1,000

The Specimen Book of Fruits, Flowers, and Ornamental Trees. Carefully Drawn and Colored from Nature, for the Use of Nurserymen


Rochester, NY

D.M. Dewey



Color pictorial title page, 48 chromolithograph plates of fruit, and one plate of "Verdant Gateway Arches". (4to) 28x22 cm (11x8½") original cloth with modern calf rebacking and corners.

A wonderfully illustrated trade catalog, fruits depicted include multiple varieties of apples, pears, peaches, cherries, and grapes. Several of the plates have neatly penned descriptions of the fruits.

Lot Amendments

Cloth worn; some old staining within; good.

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