Title Flores Poetici. The Florist's Manual: Designed as an Introduction to Vegetable Physiology and Systematic Botany, For Cultivators of Flowers. With More Than Eighty Beautifully-Coloured Engravings of Poetic Flowers
Book Condition Very Good
Edition First Edition
Publisher Boston and New York Monroe and Francis; Charles S. Francis, respectively 1833
Seller ID 001838
With only 71 of 73 hand-colored plates. 8vo. 288 pp. Missing leaves 153/4 and 159/160 which contain illustrations of china aster and lily-of-the-valley. A few leaves with edgewear that can include minor closed tears, and one leaf has a tiny, pinprick hole not near textual or illustrative matter. Some leaves are soiled or foxed, but the overall impression is of a crisp, handsome copy. A few ink inscriptions on the upper title page. The colors remain vibrant, and the hand-coloring was rendered neatly. Modern brown cloth with paper pastedown title label on spine.