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Sinclair, Isabella
Estimate
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LOT SOLD. 6,000 USD
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218
Sinclair, Isabella
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 6,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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Fine Books and Manuscripts Including A Private Collection of Historical Hawaiiana

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Sinclair, Isabella

Indigenous Flowers of the Hawaiian Islands … Painted … and Described by Mrs. Francis Sinclair, Jr.  London: Sampson, Lowe, 1885

4to (14  1/2  x 11 in.; 368 x 78 mm).   44 chromolithographed plates after Sinclair by Leighton Brothers, 12 plates with printed captions laid down and plate numbers inscribed in pencil (as issued); light scattered foxing, not affecting plates.  Publisher's green cloth with gilt pictorial spine and front cover, edges gilt; some wear to extremities.


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Provenance

The Countess of Rosebury (engraved visiting card from A. Hoffnung, Hawaiian Chargé d'Affaires in London, with presentation inscription, mounted to front pastedown)

Literature

Great Flower Books p. 76; Nissen BBI 1848; Stafleu TL2 12.024

Catalogue Note

First edition of the first book with color illustrations of Hawai'ian flowering plants; it is significant because it celebrates the native plants of the islands rather than those imported by settlers.

Fine Books and Manuscripts Including A Private Collection of Historical Hawaiiana

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New York