A bound collection of coloured botanical specimen plates: POMOLOGY & HORTICULTURE - M. BRUNSWICK & ... A bound collection of coloured botanical specimen plates: POMOLOGY & HORTICULTURE - M. BRUNSWICK & ... A bound collection of coloured botanical specimen plates: POMOLOGY & HORTICULTURE - M. BRUNSWICK & ... A bound collection of coloured botanical specimen plates: POMOLOGY & HORTICULTURE - M. BRUNSWICK & ...

A bound collection of coloured botanical specimen plates

POMOLOGY & HORTICULTURE - M. BRUNSWICK & Co. (publishers)

Published by M. Brunswick & Co, Rochester, NY, 1890
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(5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches). 129 colour pochoir or chromolithographed plates, bound accordion style with the plates generally mounted in rows of three, joined by cloth ribbons, each row joined by a second row of three so that six plates are visible on each opening. Bound to style in black morocco. Housed in a black cloth box. A very fine tree-peddler's sample book from M. Brunswick & Co. This album has a greater number and variety of plates than usually encountered: in the pomological section there are depictions of 25 kinds of apples, 3 pears, 7 cherries, 7 plums, 1 apricot, 2 peaches, 26 berries and currants, 6 grapes, 2 vegetables; the horticultural section includes 22 trees, flowering shrubs or climbers, 12 roses and other flowering plants and more. "Mina (or Minnie) Brunswick (1849-1925) is listed in the Rochester city directories as a producer of fruit plates or nurserymen's plates from 1888 through 1920. Her first advertisement, in the 1889 directory, reads in part: 'M. Brunswick & Co., (Formerly with D.M. Dewey), Manufacturers of Hand Painted Fruit and Ornamental Plates. All of Mr. Dewey's artists have been retained by us' . Brunswick, by the 1910s, appears to have been the last producer of hand-painted (stencilled) plates in Rochester." (Kabelac). Nearly all the plates include the Brunswick imprint, which suggests that this album was sold ready-made. The more usual practice was for the salesmen to make up his sample-book from individual plates from a number of different publishers. The album can be dated approximately from dates in the descriptions of a handful of plates between 1888 and 1893, which is consistent with the firm's starting date. Cf. Karl Sanford Kabelac, "Nineteenth-Century Rochester Fruit and Flower Plates" in The University of Rochester Library Bulletin (1982) vol. XXXV, pp. 93-114; cf. Sandra Raphael An Oak Spring Pomona 65. Bookseller Inventory # 29051

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Title: A bound collection of coloured botanical ...

Publisher: M. Brunswick & Co, Rochester, NY

Publication Date: 1890

Binding: Octavo

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