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Title   Flora's ABC

Binding   Leporello. Card. Paper pastedown.

Book Condition   Fair

Publisher   New York Turner & Fisher

Seller ID   006162

N.d., circa 1840. Closed, 14.5 by 8.5 cm. 24 panels, so stretching out to 180 cm. Each panel with a flower representing the particular letter and four lines of rhymed verse (a single couple each). Skipped are letters "J" and "U". Flowers include anemone, batchelor's button, columbine, daffodil, englantine, fuscia, geranium, honey-suckle, etc. The coloring is on the primitive side, with little regard for registers, and the color palette is somewhat limited, with mostly single greens, yellows, pinks, blues. Scarce, with the only recorded copies (on OCLC First Search) at the AAS and UCLA. Condition: heavy soiling ot the cover. Some warping of the boards. Spine extremities chipped. Moderate soiling to the panels within. Minor bleeding of the coloring. Contemporary inked inscription on first panel, with also light pencil writing.

Price = 300.00 USD



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