Title: Flower Painting in Water Colours: Second Series
Author: F. Edward Hulme
Illustrator: F. Edward Hulme
Publisher: Cassell & Company, Limited
Remarks: c.1883; inscribed
Book Condition: Good
Jacket Condition: N/A
Description: Rare book containing beautiful tipped-in illustrations. Each flower is described in great detail before the text gives way to the illustrations. The book somewhat resembles an album, since "The Coloured Plates of flowers are interleaved with Drawing Pages for the convenience of those who may like to make their copies opposite the originals." These 'drawing pages' have been left untouched.
Forest green cloth boards with gilt text. 3½ cm of the spine has split at the head where it meets the front board. Spine and lower corners are bumped. Plain ex-libris attached to front pastedown. Previous owner's name neatly printed in black ink on ffep, and dated 23 July 1883. Pages lightly tanned with negligible foxing here and there. A handful of pages have soiling along their upper edges.
Measures 25 cm × 18.5 cm (10″ × 7.4″). 4to. Unpaginated.