Great Flower Books 1700 - 1900 Sacheverell Sitwell
A Bibliographical Record of Two Centuries of Finely-Illustrated Flower Books
By Sacheverell Sitwell William Blunt
"Great Flower Books is the most comprehensive illustrated guide to collectible colourplate flower books ever published. It is a celebration of the world's greatest natural history monographs; of the artists and craftsmen, entrepreneurs and patrons who created the brilliant florilegiums of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. It is a tribute to what Sir Sacheverell Sitwell calls "miracles of human taste and skill."
This volume contains an incomparable selection of botanical prints - each a masterpiece of its genre - that reveals the true artistic and scientific scope of the Golden Age of Botanical Illustration. It's fifty-one full-page colour plates include some of the most striking prints of the leading artists of the age."