Favourite Field Flowers

TYAS, Robert. Favourite Field Flowers.

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TYAS, Robert. Favourite Field Flowers. London: Houlston & Stoneman, 1848.

Small 8vo. Publisher's green cloth, spine lettered and ornamented in gilt, front board lettered and ornamented in gilt and blind, lower board ornamented in blind; all edges gilt; pp. xi, 196; with 12 colour plates, all present, with plate IX misbound; light fading to spine; with very light bumping to corners; a few small unobtrusive marks to boards; contemporary ink inscription to front fly-leaf; a little spotting to tissue guards and subsequent offsetting; a good copy with wonderful bright illustrations.
First edition. Tyas propagates this text with information on a multitude of indigenous British plants, bringing to readers "a more intimate acquaintance with these bright and cheerful favourites of still merry England" (p. iii). Alongside descriptions of the flowers, there are included selected verses of poetry which feature them in the lyrics. The colour plates are bright and strikingly illustrate the beauty of this selection of plants.