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.
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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