Familiar Wild Flowers, Vol 1-5

£280.00

Quarter Leather, Marbled Brds. Book Condition: Slight wear through all 5 vols, rubbed on corners. Hulme, F. Edward (illustrator). First Thus. 8vo. Vols 1& 2, n.d.; Vol 3, 1891; Vol 4, 1892; Vol. 5, 1894. An attractively bound set, with raised bands and gilt-lettered leather labels to spine. Each volume contains 40 beautiful tissue-guarded colour plates, and exquisite decorative drawings at the first letter and at the close of each chapter of the text. This is the complete series of five volumes issued up to 1894. Apart from Vol 1 which has small 1"square of leather missing from bottom of spine and a small reversible repair to pages 137-141, there are the usual small signs of shelf-wear to contemporary boards. Occasional spotting, not affecting text or illustrations.

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