Mrs. Delany: Her Life and Her Flowers :: Ruth Hayden soon to be presented for sale on the outstanding BookLovers of Bath web site!
London: British Museum Publications, 1986, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Signed by the author, without dedication, on the title page without provenance. Includes: Further reading list; Colour plates; Black & white plates; Colour frontispiece;
From the cover: At an age when most peoples powers are declining, Mrs Mary Delany, one of the most remarkable personalities of the eighteenth century, was embarking on her finest work of all. Between the ages of seventy-three and eighty-two she created nearly 1000 pictures of flowers, many made from hundreds of pieces of coloured paper, and put together with a precision and truth unparalleled as Horace Walpole said. They were the crowning achievement of a long creative life, during which she produced exquisite embroidery, decorative shellwork and delicate landscape sketches, all inspired by …
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.
Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 176 pages. Index. 10″ x 7¾”.
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I lure you to view a further assortment that features in my Biography catalogue?