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Drawn From Nature: The Botanical Art of Joseph Prestele and His Sons

Charles Van Ravenswaay

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ISBN 10: 0874749387 / ISBN 13: 9780874749380
Published by Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC, 1984
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Drawn From Nature: The Botanical Art of Joseph Prestele and His Sons by Charles Van Ravenswaay. Published by Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC, 1984. 1st Edition. Hardbound, no DJ. Size 4to. Condition: Nr Fine. Scratch on front loose end paper top corner, overall content excellent. 357 Pgs. ISBN 0874749387. LCCN 84-600003. History & biography of Joseph Prestele from Bavaria to the Amana Settlement, Iowa, USA and his three sons: Joseph Jr, Gottlieb and William Henry. 95 color plates with complete descriptions. Glossary. Description text copyright 2012 BooksForComfort. Item ID 27319. Bookseller Inventory # 27319

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Title: Drawn From Nature: The Botanical Art of ...

Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC

Publication Date: 1984

Binding: Hardback

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: 1st edition.

Book Type: book

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This is printed by Smithsonian National Associates. Charles Van Ravenswaay tells about the search of Joseph Prestele and his sons. Joseph was an artist who lived in Germany initially and moved to America. They lived in Iowa in an Amana settlement. They left Germany for religious reasons. Joseph did lithograph plates of plants. Photos of the some of his work on pages 131 to 319.

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