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1940s Wayside and Woodland Blossoms A Guide To British Wild Flowers In 3 Volumes / Warne & Co. / In Good Condition / Numerous Colour Plates

1940s Wayside and Woodland Blossoms A Guide To British Wild Flowers In 3 Volumes / Warne & Co. / In Good Condition / Numerous Colour Plates

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In the scarce dust wrappers, here is a lovely vintage three-volume set of Wayside and Woodland Blossoms A Guide To British Wild Flowers by Edward Step. Published to a high standard by Frederick Warne and Co. Ltd of London in 1948. With hundreds of beautiful botanical illustrations painted in colour and in addition many more black and white plates.

Volume I First Series has coloured figures of 127 species and 150 text illustrations including a pictorial colour key to the plates.

Volume II Second Series has 130 coloured figures, and 140 text illustrations including a pictorial key to the plates.

Volume III Third Series has 64 coloured figures, 87 photos and 119 text illustrations including a pictorial key to the plates.

The contents are in excellent condition. With an inked inscription at the top of each front free endpaper, but no other writing or markings of previous ownership. With brown speckled outside edges, as published.

Bound in dark maroon red faux leather with gilt and black titling and a gilt illustration on the front boards and again with gilt titling to the spines. All in excellent condition, having been well protected by the dust wrappers. Volume III has had a mild bump to the top front corner.

The scarce jackets themselves have also fared very well, with just a few edgewear nicks and creases. Volume I has a small scuff to the spine. Volume II has been price-clipped. They are otherwise clean and bright, with lovely paste down flower illustrations to the fronts. 

For the naturalist or botanical artist an extremely comprehensive vintage set. Your three-volume set of Wayside and Woodland Blossoms will be wrapped with care in tissue and ribbon* and sent well packaged. 
 
Each volume: H 17.5 cm x W 15.5 cm. Total weight for set 1.4 kg. I dispatch worldwide daily from the UK. 

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

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