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1846 The Botanical Keepsake An Arrangement of British Plants / Beautifully Illustrated With 28 Hand Coloured Plates / Leather Binding

1846 The Botanical Keepsake An Arrangement of British Plants / Beautifully Illustrated With 28 Hand Coloured Plates / Leather Binding

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What a find! From 1846 here is an early Victorian botanical book. Beautifully illustrated with twenty-eight hand coloured plates drawn from nature. The Botanical Keepsake - An Arrangement of British Plants, published by T Allman, London. A hardback in a lovely soft leather binding. In really good condition for a book of nearly 180 years old.

Inside the pages are clean and tightly bound with no writing or other markings of previous ownership. One page has a tanning mark where a small flower has been pressed at some point. There has been some pencil writing at the top of the front free endpaper and a faint outline of this remains. All of the twenty-eight colour plates are present and in good condition. There is an index of plants, an index of plates and an explanation of botanical terms. The body of the text is written as a series of dialogues between a governess and two children. It was thought by the author this would make the subject more interesting than a simple description of the plants and flowers. All edges are shiny gilt.

Bound in beautiful deep red leather with gilt stamping to the front and spine and further blind stamping to the front and back. With some rubbing around the edges, corners and to the spine ends. Has the odd scuff. The gilt the spine whilst still bright, is not quite as sparkly as the front.

An absolutely gorgeous book in great condition. Your copy of The Botanical Keepsake will be wrapped with care in tissue and ribbon* and sent well packaged. I am always happy to add a gift card with a message if desired.

H 17 cm x W 12 cm, 235 pages, 0.3 kg. I dispatch worldwide daily from the UK. (With the exception of a small number of countries).

* If you would prefer for your book not to be decoratively wrapped and sent simply in the full protective packaging please add a note to the order.

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