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Thornton's Temple of Flora with plates faithfully reproduced from the original engravings and the work described by Geoffrey Grigson with bibliographical notes by Handasyde Buchanan. Published by William Collins, London 1972. 66 pages with bibliographical notes and a catalog of the individual prints, 24 duotone plates and 12 plates in full color (also available as individual fine art prints, click here to see), bright, bright red cloth with gold lettering on spine w/design on cover-really sharp- 12 x 8.75 inches. Thoronton's Temple of Flora was one of the most splendid folios of flower engravings ever published. Since it appeared in 1807, its fame has grown. In 1951 William Collins and William Rainbird issued a folio edition of the Temple. This is a reprint of the original 1951 reprint (also available, click here to see) and represents the 21st anniversary of the book designed by George Rainbird. The artwork here is fabulous-if you have not seen these before you will be very pleased. Condition - The book is excellent- previous owners bookplate on reverse of front cover followed by a taped personal library # on following page plus two prices in pencil though otherwise clean throughout. The DJ has a bit of tape and a taped # on the spine but overall solid..

ITEM# FLORA1972

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