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Antique Fern Print - Vintage Fern Print - original 1874

Edward Lowe was a renowned English botanist who was interested in many subjects, including ferns. This original bookplate was saved from part of Lowe's most well known work published on ferns, "Ferns: British and Exotic." It was eight illustrated volumes originally published in 1856. This chromolithograph comes from a later volume printed in 1874. I found two volumes at a recent ephemera auction and was able to save most of the plates. The majority of the plates are in excellent condition and show little wear. I will point out any flaws on individual listings when necessary.


In general the color on all the plates remains vivid. The paper is strong. There is some slight tanning of the paper, especially toward the edges but if you're going to mat and frame them it's a moot point.

The print measures about 6 1/8 x 9 3/4 inches. It would be beautiful matted and framed...or simply propped on a book shelf.

For more in this fern series:


Antique Fern Chromolithograph Original Print - Green Fern Frond - Antique 1874 Edward Lowe Fern - No. 1 - Chartreuse


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  • Vintage item from the 1800s
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