Title: Wild Flowers of America
Publisher: Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.A.: Harrison House Inc
Publication Date: 1987
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good
Harrison House 1987 Scarce First Thus, (after Crown Pub. 1953©, based on 'Wild Flowers of America' as published by the Smithsonian Instutition Washington, D.C.) The Mary Vaux Walcott color plates in this book are reproduced by permission from the famous portfolio set "North American Wild Flowers" as published by the Smithsonian Institution." The paper stock and vibrant colors in this Harrison House first thus edition surpass the original Crown 1953 edition, with the colors more vibrant and the print quality sharper. Condition: VG/VG. Size 11 x 8.6 x 1.5 inches; wt. 3.3 lb. White faux leather hardboards with green printing; corners still sharp and square. Textblock tight, square, unmarked, with very light soiling on edges and a small stain at hinge on ffep; printed on heavyweight paperstock. Plates of 400 actual size, true-to-life full color wild flowers. Unclipped glossy pictorial dj (white with orange tiger lily), very good condition with slight wrinkling at top; slight yellowing; improved and protected in clear archival Brodart wrapper. Packaged with care and shipped in a box to arrive in best condition. Complete satisfaction guarantee. Bookseller Inventory # 101407-7
Synopsis: This miniature folio is based upon the well-known portfolio set "North American Wild Flowers", originally published by the Smithsonian Institute. The 400 flowers in the collection depict the huge variety of native wildflowers to be found in North America from the familiar to the rare.
Review: Using the famous full-color paintings of Mary Vaux Walcott as illustrations, this tiny gem of a book depicts 400 wildflowers and plants from all over the country. Some were chosen for their beauty or rareness, others because they are old (and familiar) friends. Either way, Walcott's exquisite paintings capture the delicacy and diversity of America's flowering plants. Wildflowers of America also provides an index with distinguishing characteristics to aid in identification, making this the perfect pocket companion for hikes and nature walks.
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