Upperville, VA: Oak Spring Garden Library, 1997. First edition. Hardcover. lxxiii, 427p, over 100 ills., most in color including many large pls. Fwd. by Rachel Lambert Mellon. Very small stain to back of jacket, which is cropped on the right in the photo. Fine / very good. Item #30863
The third in the series of catalogues of the Oak Spring collections. More than 100 entries, comprising "superb manuscript florilegia, botanical prints, books of instruction of every kind, still-life and vanitas paintings, and various ornamental ceramics and textiles." Organized by themes, such as the Flemish and Dutch tradition, flowers for men of science, tulipomania, women painters, and "flowers from distant lands." The long introduction treats "the iconography of flowers," followed by a bibliography. Beautifully designed and produced. Heavy; shipping/handling will be extra. Please keep this in mind when ordering.