Historical Garden Books – 87 in a series – The florist :containing sixty plates of the most beautiful flowers regularly disposed in their succession of blowing. To which is added an accurate description of their colours with instructions for drawing and painting according to nature : being a new work intended for the use & amusement of gentlemen and ladies delighting in that art.
I never really thought about coloring books existing int he 18th Century, but that is exactly what this book is. Black and what plates are presented with guidelines for coloring the botanical drawings to be true to life. Amazing! — Douglas
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