By: Sprague, Isaac, artist. Text by George L. Goodale
Boston, S. E. Cassino. Armstrong & Co., lithographer: 1882
Seller ID: 002948
Binding: Full Morocco
Condition: Very Good Plus
iv + 210 pp, including index. 50 colored plates, measuring 32 by 24 cm, 12.5 by 9.5 inches. Boston artist, Isaac Sprague (1811-1895) was America's best known botanical painter of his day. Beginning as a carriage painter, he found himself drawn to birds and flora. After working as an assistant to Audobon, he collaborated with botanist Asa Gray for whom he furnished many illustrations. Full thick leather decorated with gilt borders and dentelles or turn ins. Five raised bands. Fabric endpapers. Front joint repaired in upper front. Some rubbing of the joints; otherwise, leather is fresh ... View More...