GLEADALL, Eliza Eve. The Beauties of Flora, with Botanic and Poetic Illustrations: Being a Selection of Flowers Drawn from Nature.[Heath Hall, near Wakefield: E.E. Gleadall, 1834.]

First edition, in original publishers binding.A rare instruction book on how to paint flowers, often found without volume II. Great Flower Booksp.96; Nissen BBI 715.

Two volumes, folio (355 x 263mm and smaller). Lithographed titles with hand-colored decorations, 41 hand-colored plates (titles and preliminary leaves soiled, occasional light spotting and toning elsewhere). Publisher’s embossed cloth, gilt block-stamped titling on front covers, all edges gilt (rubbed and slightly soiled, rebacked).
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