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Agnes Fitzgibbon—Catharine Parr Traill | Canadian wild flowers, Montreal, 1869, contemporary morocco gilt

Agnes Fitzgibbon—Catharine Parr Traill | Canadian wild flowers, Montreal, 1869, contemporary morocco gilt

Agnes Fitzgibbon—Catharine Parr Traill | Canadian wild flowers, Montreal, 1869, contemporary morocco gilt

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Agnes Fitzgibbon—Catharine Parr Traill


Canadian wild flowers. Montreal: John Lovell, 1869


4to (355 x 263mm.), hand-coloured lithographed title-page, dedication, 10 hand-coloured lithographed plates, contemporary morocco gilt by Copp, Clark & Co., Toronto, spine with raised bands in six compartments, gilt edges, marbled endpapers, inner dentelles, some spotting and browning, extremities slightly rubbed


Catherine Parr Traill (1802-1899) was an English-Canadian naturalist who was the author of 24 books on topics including natural history, especially botanical studies. She collected plants and is known as a pioneer for female botanists. She and her sisters Agnes Strickland, Jane Margaret Strickland, Susanna Moodie, and Elisabeth Strickland formed a noteworthy early group of women authors. Agnes Fitzgibbon (1833-1913) was Traill's niece, a prolific natural history artist.


This work attracted 500 subscriptions, a remarkable number at the time. It went through four editions.


LITERATURE:

Nissen BBI 980


PROVENANCE:

"Lucinda Shortis | From her cousin and namesake | Toronto, November 6th 1873": dedication to front free endpaper

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