3. Andrews (James) Progressive Drawing-Book of Flowers, 12 plates, plate 1 (colour samples) in duplicate, plates 2-12 in two states, plain and hand-coloured, original black cloth, bit worn, boughtt from Schumann, Zurich in 1976 (invoice enclosed), oblong 8vo, C. TIlt, [c.1835].
*** Andrews "prolific botanical artist," (Desmond) is well known but his instruction book or books are covered in confusion. Blunt (p.256) quotes Lessons in Flower Painting, 1835 which is not in Copac, the nearest being his The Art of Flower Painting; in Easy Lessons, Tilt and Bogue, 2 copies recorded in UK, dated  and [1905?]. Our title is represnted by a copy at NHM only, and an 1844 edition at Yale. Blunt refers to the flood of such books "to judge by their rarity today (they) were either published in small editions or thrown away" (p. 256).
est. £100 – £200