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A Monograph of the Genus Crocus

by Maw, George

  • Hardback £2,000.00
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  • Catalogue No : 37981
  • Published : 1886
  • Cover : Hardback
  • Pages : viii, 326, xx, [10]
  • Publisher : Dulau & Co
  • Published In : London
  • Illustrations : 81 hand-col lithographic plates, 1 double-page col map, vignette illustrations


First edition. With an appendix on the etymology of the words Crocus and Saffron by V. C. Lacaita. Hand-coloured lithographic plates by F. Huth after Maw. George Maw (1832-1912) became the leading expert on Crocus, and he dedicated ten years to the production of this book. John Ruskin wrote of Maw's crocus drawings that they were 'most exquisite [..] and quite beyond criticism'.

Nissen BBI, 1316 (erroneously calling for 71 plates).


Large 4to, cont. green morocco, gt, rubbed/scuffed to extremities, aeg, marbled endpapers, later cloth reinforcement to hinges. A few discreet marginal pencil annotations.

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