Title: Mountain Flowers in Colour
Author: Anthony Huxley
Illustrator: Daphne Barry, Mary Grierson
Year: 1967 (First Edition)
Publisher: Blandford Press Ltd.
Book Condition: Near Excellent
Jacket Condition: Near Very Good
Description: A unique and authoritative guide to the mountain flowers of Europe commonly found at altitudes above 1,500 m (just under 5,000 ft). The book ranges from the plants found in the Pyrenees in the west, across the French, Swiss, Italian and Austrian Alps, to the Julian Alps of the former Yugoslavia in the east. Contents also include a useful glossary of botanical terms and a conversion chart between Imperial and Metric measurements, as well as a section on alpine habitats.
Features 112 beautiful full-colour plates depicting a staggering 884 different flowers, plus a further 36 pages of b&w illustrations. Also contains a number of b&w maps of European mountain ranges.
Red cloth boards with gilt text on spine. Unclipped jacket (bears original price of 30s net) has a negligible closed tear (refer to image) and is lightly creased where it meets the edge of the front board. Negligible loss (≈5 mm) from rear top edge. All pages tanned, but are otherwise crisp and unmarked. The plates have been printed on glossy paper and are in pristine condition.
Measures 18.5 cm × 12.5 cm (7.4″ × 5″). 12mo. 428 pp.