Lot 59 of 478:
Specimen book of Fruits and Flowers  

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

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

Author:

Place:
Rochester, NY

Publisher:
D.M. Dewey

Date:
c.1865

Description:

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

Condition:
Cloth worn; some old staining within; good.


 
Item number:
284743
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