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EUROPEAN FERNS. With Coloured Illustrations from Nature. (1882)
30 CHROMOLITHOGRAPH PLATES 

 
BY David Blair, F.L.S..
Vincent Brooks, Day & Son Lithographs CASSELL, PETTER, GALPIN & COMPANY,
LONDON, PARIS & NEW YORK

 

BRITTEN, James. European Ferns. With Coloured Illustrations from Nature by D. Blair, F.L.S.

London: Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co., (1882). Large 4to, 9 X 11 inches .196 pages. Thirty chromolithographic plates; many wood-engraved text illustrations, including full page, index. half leather, gilt spine title lettering, gilt decorations on raised bands. Top edge of cover & corners damaged, bindings tight inner pages lightly age toned, otherwise an exceptionally bright and clean copy of a hefty work.

First Edition in book form; the work was issued in parts from 1879 to 1891. A comprehensive account with magnificent plates painted by David Blair and lithographed by the firm of Vincent, Brooks, Day & Son. Most fern illustrations tend to be monotonously all-green, but Blair included plenty of brown spores and contextual planting beds and stones to produce fine multi-colored images.

COLOURED (CHROMOLITHOGRAPH) PLATES


bulletFront Lomaria Spicant
bullet1 Struthiopteris germanica
bullet5 Woodsia
bullet9 Dicksonia Culcita
bullet17 Trichomanes radicans, Hymenophyllum tunbridgense, Wilsoni
bullet19 Davallia canariensis
bullet25 Cystopteris
bullet28 Pteris aquilina
bullet40 Pteris longifolia
bullet49 Adiantum
bullet52 Cheilanthes
bullet56 Cryptogramme crispa
bullet76 Woodwardia radicans
bullet89 Asplenium and Ceterach
bullet96 Asplenium
bullet101 Asplenium marinum
bullet113 Asplenium Adiantum-nigrum, Lanceolatum
bullet131 Asplenium Filix-foemina
bullet136 Scolopendrium vulgare, Hemionitis
bullet144 Polystichum Lonchitis, aculeatum
bullet152 Aspidium Oreopteris, Thelypteris
bullet155 Nephrodium rigidum, Filix0mas
bullet161 Aspidium Foenisecii, cristatum
bullet163 Polypodium vulgare, Phegopteris
bullet165 Polypodium Dryopteris, Robertianum
bullet168 Polypodium alpestre
bullet172 Notholaena lanuginosa, Marantae, Gymnogramma Leptophylla
bullet175 Osmunda regalis
bullet185 Ophioglossum vulgatam, lusitanicum
bullet188 Botrychium 2001 SHIGITATSU

 

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