Rebecca HEY - MORAL of FLOWERS 24 fine HC plates 1833
The Moral of Flowers illustrated by Colored Engravings.
London , Longman u. a.. 1833.
The book measures 9.5 x 6.5 inches
Illustrated with 24 exquisite copper engravings of flowers by William Clark.
X, 1 leaf, 179 pages.
Bound in original half morocco with decorative to gilt to spine.
Halkett-Laing IV, 112.
A beautiful 19th century romantic flower book illustrated by W. Clark . Rebecca Hey as an anonymous work authored this very rare book. She also was the author of "The Spirit of the Woods ".
Among the beautiful flowers depicted are: A posy of Wood Anemone, Bush Vetch, and Cowslip; Snowdrop and Crocus; Rosemary and Violet; Daisy; Primrose; Heartsease; Forget-me-not; Lily of the Valley; Dog-Rose; Pimpernel; Rhododendron; Jasmine; Michaelmas Daisy and Passion-flower.
The deep rich hues and shade of green of the hand colored plates are strikingly exquisite.
Order# - HEYMORALBK1