London. [Groombridge & Sons ?], No date. Ca. 1870.
FORTY COLOR plates (lithographs or wood-engravings) each separated with a blank sheet, volume is 8 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches, plates are loose in color decorative cloth covered boards. Light wear and darkening to covers, head and tail of spine rubbed, binding glue has disintegrated and sheets are loose in boards, previous owner's name in ink on title page; plates in bright, clean condition with occasional faint dampstain to upper or lower corner and faint soiled spots. There is no title page nor a list of contents. This appears to be a separate publication of the plates issued in "The Floral World and Garden Guide" edited by Shirley Hibberd and published in the last decades of the 19th century (the title on the spine is "Plates from The Floral World." The majority of plates feature a single floral image, with the exception of two plates with four flower varieties on a sheet (possibly from a different publication). Includes: Chrysanthemum, Cattleya, Dahlia, Orchid, Anemone, Chrysanthemum, Ivy, Roses, Ferns... Beautiful, brilliantly coloured images. Item #45676