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Author
HEELY, Emma.
Title
Flowers copied from Nature by Miss Emma A. Heely.
Published
[England: c.1850]
Description
Small 4to (290 x 220mm). Decorative manuscript flower book, title set on a scroll with floral surround, dedicatory poem set in a floral garland and 47 full page watercolours of English garden flowers each lettered with their common name and occasionally with their Latin names. Original red morocco, exquisitely panelled and titled in gilt to upper board. "Flowers copied from Nature by Miss Emma A. Heely". All edges gilt. Condition: some light spotting to tissue guards, slight damp stain to upper margin of first 6 leaves. The spine and hinges have been expertly repaired. Provenance: Miss A Heely (binding). A very unique and attractive Victorian flower book of English Garden Flowers drawn up by a gifted and talented (amateur) young lady, presumably based on specimens from her own garden. The beautiful flowers include roses, honey-suckle, petunia, love-in-the-mist, tulips and dahlias.

Coloured plates in order:

1. Title page.
2. (Poem) "And did ye think ye captives fair, with summer's beam to pass away?...
3. Hollyock - Althea Rosea.
4. Gilia Capitata.
5. Flowering Almond - Amygdalus nana.
6. Evening Primrose - Oenothera vespertinia.
7. Velvet Rose - Rosea Black tuscany.
8. Wax Flower - Hoye carnussa.
9. [not captioned]
10. Honey - suckle - Lonicera.
11. Canterbury Bells - Campanula medium.
12. Elcholtiza Californica.
13. Petunia - Purpurea, and nyctaginiflora.
14. Schizanthus - Schizanthus retusus.
15. Moss Rose - Rosea muscoso.
16. Chinese Astor - Astor chinensis.
17. African Hibiscus - Hibiscus trionum.
18. Flos Adonis - Adonnis minata
19. Love-in-the-Mist --- Nigella damascena.
20. Sweet Pea - Lathyrus odoratus.
21. Cereis - Cactus atkansonia.
22. Dahlia - General Taylor.
23. Gilia - Gilia tricolor.
24. Cypress Vine - Ipomoea coccinea.
25. Verbena - Tueuriodes, Tweediama, Melendros.
26. Ladies-ear-drop --- Fuschsia globoso.
27. Annagalus Indiga.
28. [not captioned]
29. Virgin's bower - Clematis virginica.
30. Ladies-ear-drop --- Fuschia Mixama.
31. Tiger Lily - Lilium tigrinum.
32. Scarlet Cacalia - Cacalia coccinea.
33. Indian Pink - Dianthus indiana.
34. Scarlet lychins - Lychnis chaleedonica.
35. [not captioned]
36. Schisanthus Hookerii.
37. Phlox - Phlox drummondi.
38. Portlacca Splendens.
39. Yellow Austrian Rose - Rosea austriana.
40. Sweet Pea - Lathyrus odoratus.
41. Phlox - Lychnidea.
42. [not captioned]
43. Dog-tooth-violet ---- Erythronium dens canis.
44. Hare-bell --- Campanula rotundifolia.
45. Dahlia - Lady Orrissa.
46. Hearts-ease --- Voila tricolor.
47. [not captioned]
48. Scotch Rose - Rosea spinosissima.
49. Larkspur - Delphinium.
Hand coloured plates
49
Binding/Size
M=4to
Category
Botany, Watercolours
Value
$0-5,000
Stock ID
1148