Hills, Laura C. (illus).
New York. Frederick A. Stokes Company. 1890.
Hardbound book, 11 color lithographic and 13 monochrome plates, unpaginated, 9 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches, paper covered boards with cloth spine. Moderate rubbing and soiling to covers, ink inscription from Christmas 1893 to front free endpaper, light soiling and smudges to many pages particularly where pages would have been turned by small fingers (pussywillow plate most heavily affected); overall good condition. Lovely and delicate illustrations from watercolors by Laura C. Hill, an accomplished painter who specialized in flowers. Verses by Anna M. Pratt celebrate a variety of flowers. The book must have delighted its 1893 recipient. An uncommon book not found on WorldCat. Item #56532
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