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Folio. Bound by Zaehnsdorf in original gilt lettered quarter Morocco with hand-marbled paper to boards. Top edge gilt. With plastic cover and green card slip case. In fine condition. A very clean and tight copy. Slip case slightly rubbed at edges. With original shipping box from when it was new. 31 plates and frontis with tissue guards and line drawings. Number 499 of 500. This rare and glorious book includes several illustrations and descriptions of plants either recently discovered (one by Mee herself) or never previously illustrated. Mee's work is of an unusually high order of excellence, and in the best tradition of flower painting. “Unlike Amazon botanical artists before her, Margaret worked entirely from living plants. Her fifteen expeditions into the interior, mostly to Amazonia, involved travelling and living under the most primitive conditions. She would draw at night by torchlight to capture rare nocturnal flowers, and this immediacy gave her paintings an accuracy, depth, and colour unrivalled by her predecessors. Her travels coincided with the beginning of the commercial exploitation of the forest, and she expressed her fury at the damage caused to the land and its peoples” (DNB).
Title: Flowers of the Brazilian Forests. Foreword on the Brazilian Forests by Robert Burle Marx with a Preface by Sir George Taylor.
Categories: NATURAL HISTORY,
Publisher: The Tryon Gallery. 1968 Limited Edition.:
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 83871
Keywords: NATURAL HISTORY MARGARET MEE, Flowers of the Brazilian Forests, Robert Burle Marx, Sir George Taylor, Limited Edition, flower painting, Amazonia, Fine binding, Zaehnsdorf leather