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Book Description

81 hand-col lithographic plates, 1 double-page col map, vignette illustrations. Large 4to, cont. green morocco, gt, rubbed/scuffed to extremities, aeg, marbled endpapers, later cloth reinforcement to hinges. A few discreet marginal pencil annotations.
Dealer Notes
First edition. With an appendix on the etymology of the words Crocus and Saffron by V. C. Lacaita. Hand-coloured lithographic plates by F. Huth after Maw. George Maw (1832-1912) became the leading expert on Crocus, and he dedicated ten years to the production of this book. John Ruskin wrote of Maw's crocus drawings that they were 'most exquisite [..] and quite beyond criticism'.
Nissen BBI, 1316 (erroneously calling for 71 plates).
Author Maw, George
Date 1886
Binding Full green morocco
Publisher Dulau & Co
Illustrator George Maw
Condition Very Good
Pages viii, 326, xx, [10]

Price: £2000.00

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