4 December 2014
IMPORTANT BOTANICAL BOOKS FORMERLY IN THE COLLECTION OF THE CLEVELAND BOTANICAL GARDEN
ROBLEY, Augusta J. (fl. 1840). A Selection of Madeira Flowers, drawn and coloured from Nature. [Text by Rev. William Lewes Pugh Garnons]. London: printed and published by Reeve, Brothers, 1845.
2° (469 x 312 mm). 8 hand-colored lithographic plates by R.E.B[ranston] after Robley, printed by Reeve Brothers, (Some minor staining.) 20th-century half morocco.
FIRST EDITION of this finely illustrated work containing plates of the Strelitzia Regina, Magnolia Grandiflora, the Jambro or Rose Apple, the Chou-Chou, the Laurel-leaved Coral Tree, the Honey-Locust Acacia, a plate of three lilies (two Amaryllis and one Lilium), and a plate of a Coffee plant and the Cork tree. Great Flower Books (1990), p.133; Nissen BBI 1654; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 9304.
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