1873 Rare Floriography Book ~ A Year with the Wild Flowers by Edith Waddy. English Botany.
Author : Waddy, Edith.
Title : A Year with the Wild Flowers. a Popular Introduction to the Study of English Botany,
Publisher : London : Wesleyan Conference office, no date (circa 1873). First thus.
Language : Text in English
Size : 6 " X 5 "
Pages : viii-151 pages
Binding : Very good and attractive decorated full cloth binding (hinges fine) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content : Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare foxing or staining).
Illustrations : Including a color frontis and beautiful full page sepia illustrations by William Dickes.
The book : Rare and attractive Victorian Floriography book.
The illustrator : William Dickes (1815-1892) was an English illustrator, engraver, printmaker and lithographer. Dickes worked as apprentice to the wood-engraver Robert Edward Branston, Allen Robert Branston's son, in about 1831. William Dickes was one of a group of London-based wood-engravers who saw in the developing market for illustration a great opportunity to profitably use their technical and artistic skills - the burgeoning book and periodical trade in London created an insatiable demand for images. Dickes specialised in illustrating books on natural history—such as works by Anne Pratt— and was a licensee of the Baxter Process of printing.
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