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Flower Books - Nine Antique Books - Instant Collection - Familiar Wild Flowers - F. Edward Hulme - Botanical Illustrations

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  • Vintage item from the 1910s
  • Materials: lithographs, pictures of flowers, illustrations of flowers, colour illustrations, antique prints, antique books
  • Ships worldwide from United Kingdom
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  • Vintage item from the 1910s
  • Materials: lithographs, pictures of flowers, illustrations of flowers, colour illustrations, antique prints, antique books
  • Ships worldwide from United Kingdom
  • Favorited by: 56 people

This shop accepts Etsy gift cards

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These nine gorgeous books would make a fabulous gift for a flower lover or nature lover. This set would make a wonderful wedding gift for a couple who love nature or have an interest in botany. They would also make a great extra special birthday or Christmas gift.

This is a rare set of nine books from the ‘Familiar Wild Flowers’ series by F. Edward Hulme, filled with lovely botanical illustrations of flowers.

They are absolutely fabulous to browse and enjoy the beautiful lithographic botanical prints. They are a treasure trove of information about British wild flowers and an absolute joy! It’s amazing to think that all these lovely books were produced by one man!

This edition was published by Cassell and Company Ltd in 1910, just after Hulme’s death in 1909.

There are 360 gorgeous botanical prints in these books. The prints are original hand-coloured lithographs each measuring about 7.25in x 5in.

Each volume of the series has 40 prints and is in 40 chapters. Each chapter has a beautiful full-page botanical print followed by a detailed description of the flower and its medicinal uses and habitat. There is a wonderful decorative black and white drawing at the first letter of each chapter and a lovely black and white drawing of the flower at the end of each chapter.

These lovely books are in very good vintage condition. There is some slight foxing and aging on some of the pages but this does not affect the text or prints. The previous owner has added some occasional small light pencil markings – these are just small lines and exclamation marks and could be easily erased if you wished. I have left these in as I think they add to the charm of the books!

We are happy to ship internationally. Please contact us if you would like a shipping quote.

It is extremely rare to find a set with all nine volumes of the series!

As seen in Period Living magazine, August 2013!!!!

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