MUNSON, Laura Gordon
Flowers from My Garden. Sketched and painted from nature by ... Munson. With an introductory poem by Mrs. L.H. Sigourney
New York: Anson D. F. Randolph, 1864. Large quarto. (12 1/16 x 10 5/16 inches). Frontispiece and 17 hand-coloured lithographic plates after Munson. Light foxing, principally to the text.
Publisher's maroon morocco, the covers with elaborate borders blocked in blind, the upper cover with title and within a decorative design blocked in gilt, spine with raised bands, yellow endpapers, gilt edges
Provenance: Josephine F. Allen (early signature)
A scarce American botanical gift book with finely hand coloured plates after Victorian artist Laura Gordon Munson.
Each flower print is accompanied by a short poem by Hooper, May, Hunt, Longfellow, Mrs. Hale, and Felicia Hemans. Munson is better known for her Ladies Wreath, published in 1849. A scarce American Victorian gift book.
Bennett, p.81; McGrath p.209; Kramer, Women of Flowers, p. 48.