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Book Description

First editions. 2 volumes 26 x 36 cms, A stunning production, printed on high quality paper, with life-sized illustrations by the author in full colour. Volume 1 (#20 of an unspecified number) bound in full vellum, in slipcase, all edges gilt; volume 2 (#123) full greenish-grey cloth in dust jacket (1 cm. closed tear at top pr rear panel). Both volumes stamped in gilt. As far as we have been able to determine, there was no vellum bound issue for the second volume.
Dealer Notes
A noted botanical artist, Lucas was founder and president of the Society of Botanical Artists, as well as President of the Royal Miniature Society; she won thirteen gold medals for her toadstool paintings. These meticulously detailed, beautifully coloured, life-size images are stunning revelations of the range and variety of species to be found.
In his Introduction to volume 2, Professor David Pegler, Head of Mycology at Kew Gardens says“To identify the Fungi correctly, especially mushrooms and toadstools, it is essential to be provided with illustrative material. To be useful, the illustrations must be accurate and complete. This is where the present work is so valuable.”
N.B. A heavy set; will require additional postage
Author Suzanne Lucas
Date 1992 & 1997
Binding Vellum and original cloth
Publisher Mere, Warminster [UK]: The Author
Illustrator Lucas Art [The Author]
Condition A fine set
Pages 142

Price: £145.00

Offered by Wilfrid de Freitas

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