Lot 46 of 338:
Plant Lore of Shakespeare, Rosa Towne  

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Plant Lore of Shakespeare

Towne, Rosa M., illustrator

Louisville, KY

The Frame House Gallery



Illustrated with color plates after the paintings in the Botanical Museum of Harvard University. 36.5x26.5 cm (14¼x10½"), original half-morocco with marbled boards, spine gilt, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers; morocco-edged slipcase.

Originally completed in 1897 this series of botanical paintings was not published until 1974. The descriptions are taken from the 1884 second edition of Reverend Henry N. Ellacombe's scholarly treatise The Plant-Lore and Garden-Craft of Shakespeare.

Lot Amendments

Light wear to slipcase; a few scuffs to leather; a bit of offsetting from plates; near fine.

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