Very good in very good dust jacket. Minor rubbing, shelf wear, very light soil to dj, interior clean bright w/ brilliant plates and unmarked, a very good copy. Text in English, Italian. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 504 p. Contains: Illustrations. Oak Spring Garden Library, 3. Audience: General/trade. THIS authoritative and magnificently illustrated presentation of the art of flower depiction in the West is the third volume in a handsome series of catalogues that describe the rare-in some cases unique-books, manuscripts and other works of art conserved at Oak Spring Garden Library, Upperville, Virginia, a collection formed over many years by Rachel Lambert Mellon. The author, Lucia Tongiorgi Tomasi, has selected more than one hun-dred items from Oak Spring's extensive holdings, which include superb manuscript florilegia, botanical prints, books of instruction of every kind, still-life and vanitas paintings, and various ornamental ceramics and textiles. Among them are examples by some of the greatest names ever to have worked in either scientc or decorative botanical art Jacques Le Moyne de Morgues, Georg Dionysius Ehret, Nicolas Robert and Pierre Joseph Redoutf.
Good+ in Good+ jacket. 1997. First edition. Hardcover, 4to. in brown cloth and dust jacket. 427pp with illustrations. Good+ in good+ dust jacket. Foxing to spine and extremities of dust jacket. Foxing and scuffing to edges. Internally very bright and unmarked. Collected manuscripts and art pieces relating to flower illustration in the West, with examples of several fine plates.
Near Fine. Near Fine DJ. 8vo = over 9" 504 pp. Brown hard covers in near fine condition. Shrink-wrapped. First edition. Illustrations are in color and black and white. Never been opened. Like new. Beautiful coffee-table book. May require extra shipping due to size.
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