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29 Aug 2019 16:30 GMT

Jeppe (Barbara)

IRISES (#1/90 - Collectors Edition)

Published: Umbaus Press, Hatfield, South Africa, 1991

Edition: Collectors Edition

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Copy #1 of the Collectors Edition limited to 90 copies. 

Quarter Morocco leather over marbled boards. Cloth slipcase with matching marbled ends and leather trim. Copy No.1 of 90 with subscriber's presentation paste-down to front free EP and name recorded in list of 18 at rear of text. The following mention is made on the paste-down 'Barbara Jeppe passed away on 19 of June 1999, before the publication of this book. It is a tribute to her talent.

This book of artwork compliments information about the history of the iris - its role in mythology from France to the Orient and its significance in art and emblems - with practical notes on cultivation. Full size art reproductions detailing 38 iris species and cultivars support descriptions and notes on the origin of each different type of iris, whilst notes about the optimum location of irises in the garden represent one of the many useful pieces of gardening advice offered. Each specimen has been painted from a growing plant and shows both the bud and the full flower.

  • Binding Condition: Fine
  • Overall Condition: Fine
  • Size: 430mm x 300mm x 19mm
  • Sold By: Booktown Africana
  • Contact Person: Chris Shelton
  • Country: South Africa
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  • Preferred Payment Methods: Internet banking transfer (EFT), PAYPAL. Regret no Credit Card facility.
  • Trade Associations: AA Approved

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