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24 Jan 2019 16:30 GMT

Bird, Allan

More Cape Flowers by a Lady

The Paintings of Arabella Roupell

Published: The South African Natural History Publication Company, Johannesburg, 1964

Edition: First Edition

Reserve: $50


Estimate: $65-100

Bidding opens: 24 Jan 16:30 GMT

Bidding closes: 31 Jan 16:30 GMT

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Original off whiteboards with gilt owl vignette to front board - Quarter black spine to match boards.

Arabella Elizabeth Roupell is shown at the age of 82 in a picture to front fly.

She visited the Cape in the early 1840's with her husband, a judge on furlough from India.

Arabella was a botanical artist of standing, and she painted many of the wildflowers she collected at the Cape. In 1849, some of these were published in the now rare and famous "Cape Flowers by a Lady."

The present volume appearing more than a century after the first, is the second publication of her work. It is of significance from botanical, historical and artistic aspects, and will certainly become a sought-after item of Africana.

Half-Title, Floral Wreath, Title, Contents.  Text with 12 full-colour plates.

Slight spotting to top edge. Slight edge discolour - illustrations clean and clear.

Good reference copy.

  • Jacket Condition: Very Good
  • Binding Condition: Very Good
  • Overall Condition: Very Good
  • Size: 35.5 x 29 cm

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