Published by Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1976, Hardback in Dust Wrapper. 1st Ed.
Condition: Good+ in Good Dust Wrapper. Edges of the dust wrapper heavily rubbed at the spine ends and corners, less so at the edges. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight.
Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: The variety of wildflowers is immense and their appeal is universal. This book presents, in a dazzling array of over 150 full colour reproductions, a collection of everybodys favorites. Each flower is accompanied by a descriptive text that provides important botanical details as well as other information, both fact and folklore. The flowers are arranged in four major groups according to their common habitats, with brief introductions describing each habitat and the characteristics of the flowers found there.
The photographs in this gallery were carefully chosen for their merit from amongst the finest available and represent the work of a number of photographers. The most advanced lithographic techniques have been used in the printing to bring out the full beauty of each flower.
To leaf through the pages of this book is to experience the delight of hiking to a mountain meadow, of discovering a delicate, wild orchid in some cool, woodland haunt, or of seeing a summer field ablaze with Indian paintbrush. It is a book that will give pleasure to the nature photographer, the naturalist and all who find joy in natures treasurers.