Old Fashioned Flowers
Old Fashioned Flowers

SITWELL, Sacheverell (author). John FARLEIGH (illustrator). Old Fashioned Flowers.

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SITWELL, Sacheverell (author). John FARLEIGH (illustrator). Old Fashioned Flowers. London; Country Life Limited. 1948.

4to. Original plum cloth lettered in cream, preserved in pictorial dustwrapper; pp. [x] + 193; with pictorial title-page and 11 glorious lithographed plates in colours; a fine copy with a neat and early inscription, protected by a very nearly fine, unclipped dustwrapper (30s.) with a trace of light dusting, tiny nicking to head of spine, and a mild spring to upper cover.
Early edition, first published in 1939: "one of the most ambitious experiments of lithography since the great days of floral prints in the earlier part of the nineteenth century" (flap blurb). A survey of old-fashioned flowers such as tulips, pinks, primroses, and dahlias with growing notes by horticultural experts. The plates are supplied by John Farleigh who is best known as the illustrator for Bernard Shaw.