More Cape Flowers By A Lady:

The Paintings Of Arabella Roupell

With text by Allan Bird

(South African Natual History Publication Company - First Edition, 1964) 

Overall Book Condition – Good Minus to Fair+

Overall Dust Jacket Condition – Fair

A beautifully illustrated volume.  Comprises a frontis plate, introductory essay by Allan Bird, eleven further illustrations with accompanying text on the page opposite and a two page bibliography at the rear. 

The illustrations in this volume were originally published in 1849 as "Cape Flowers By A Lady" but this is the first publication with text by Allan Bird. 

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Details Of Book Condition

Physical Description: Hardback, Folio (approx 14 inches / 35.5 cm tall), unpaginated with twelve full page illustrations.
External Condition: Light to moderate general wear and browning / soiling to the white cloth boards and black spine (band of moderate to significant soiling to the top edges), gilt front board lettering very clear and bright.
Internal Condition: Securely bound with hinges fully intact, no previous ownership inscriptions, heavy external soiling / foxing to the text block top edge with associated internal soiling to the top edges of the endpapers and half title, very narrow strip of soiling / foxing visible to the extreme top edge of some internal pages but otherwise only occasional very light internal foxing, overall internally Good+ with paper edge browning in a mostly very clean and clear condition.
Dust Jacket Condition: Significant edge wear / chipping with small amounts of loss to extremities (some very short closed tears repaired / reinforced internally with archive quality book film), light general shelf wear, not clipped.

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Total weight with packaging just over 1.3Kg.

All orders are bubble wrapped and despatched in cardboard mailers for maximum protection.  Dust jackets (where present) are enclosed in easily removable library covers.

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