1911 Rare Book - The ALPINE FLORA (Flowers) by Henry Correvon illustrated in water-colour.
Author: Henry Correvon and Philippe Robert; translated into English and enlarged, under the author's sanction, by E. W. Clayforth.
Title: The Alpine Flora. With 180 reproductions of studies in water-colour.
Publisher: Geneva, published by Atar, no date (circa 1911). First English Edition.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 8 " X 6 ".
Pages: 436 pages.
Binding: Attractive and near fine half leather binding finely bound by Atkinson bookbinder in Salisbury (hinges fine) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good, near fine content (bright, tight, and clean).
Illustrations: Complete with the full-page portrait of Correvon and the 180 beautiful reproductions of studies in water-color by Philippe Robert.
The book: Rare and very attractive first English edition of this major work on Alpine Flora by Correvon. Scarce in such a nice binding and condition!
The author: Henry Correvon, born August 15, 1854 and died November 5, 1939 in Herisau, is a botanist from Vaud. Henry Correvon's influence on landscaping practices in French-speaking Switzerland was deep and lasting, especially from 1896, the year of the Geneva National Exhibition where, together with Jules Allemand, he created the Alpine Garden of the Swiss Village. Abroad, his influence is noticeable on the development of alpinum which, generally incorporated into botanical gardens, are at the origin of specific collections of alpine plants and gradually become formal elements of both landscaped gardens and architectural gardens.
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