Lavish, elegantly designed and exquisitely illustrated with the reproduction paintings of Marilena Pistoia, this study offers a full-page plate for each flower, giving botanical and common name, description, the history of each flower and its meaning in art, literature and folklore. 80 beautiful full-colour plates (see images 2 for example). Will appeal to the botanical artist, amateur naturalist, and plant lover, alike.
Good condition. No highlighting or other notes. Unclipped dust jacket shows some wear to spine ends and edges, with slight discolouration to spine, otherwise clean. Inside the text pages and illustrations are clean and bright. A lovely publication.