104. LOUDON, Jane Webb (1807-1858). The Ladies' Flower-garden of Ornamental Annuals. London: Bradbury & Evans for William Smith, 1842. 4to (270 x 215 mm). 48 hand-coloured lithographic plates, printed by Day & Haghe. Contemporaray green morocco gilt, covers elaborately tooled with an overall arabesque design, the spine in six compartments with raised bands, lettered in the second, the others with an overall repeat design in gilt, gilt turn-ins, g.e. Condition: creasing to the title, the following three leaves and plate 6; light spotting or discoloration to plates 4, 7, 10, 17, 22 and 48; extremities slightly rubbed, stitching broken. Provenance: Lynn Abbott Trust.
first edition of the first of loudon’s highly-successful series of decorative works on garden, green-house and wild flowers. Nissen BBI 1234.
est. $2000 – £3000