DUNTHORNE, Gordon

DUNTHORNE, Gordon. Flower and Fruit Prints of the 18th and early 19th centuries. Their History, Makers and Uses, with a Catalogue of the Works in which they are Found

London, Dulau & Company, 1938.

Folio, pp. xiv, 275. “The book designed and printed at the Lakeside Press, Chicago, U.S.A., in an edition of twenty-five hundred copies of which seven hundred and fifty copies contain a special colour plate listing subscriber’s names. The illustrations were printed by the deeptone process.” This is not one of the 750 numbered copies. It includes colour half title and title page, and numerous black and white and colour plates. Publisher’s coated cloth, a little soiled, with gilt green morocco label to front cover, bearing title, and gilt lettering also on other morocco label to spine, a bit faded. Upper edge gilt. An uncut folded quire is inserted at the end of the book showing the title page of a 1937 edition “published by the author, Washington”, with the order form. Some pencil annotations throughout and various insertions of handwritten sheets and cuttings from other reference works listing, for instance, Redouté’s plates. An excellent copy.