British trees, drawn and described by Rex Vivat Cole and text revised by Dorothy Kempe. Subscribers' edition with 13 proof photogravures limited to 150 copies.
Item ID 15431
London, Hutchinson, 1907. Two parts in two. Large 4to (30.3 x 23.5 cm). 723 pp., 430 reproductions of original drawings and paintings by the author including 13 proof photogravures. Uniform publisher's green buckram with gilt-titled calf spine mounted. All edges gilt. The very rare subscribers' edition with the extra photogravures on heavy paper. These extra plates show landscapes by Reginald "Rex" Vicat Cole (1870-1940). Cole was also the author of "The artistic anatomy of trees". The binding, de luxe as compared to the full cloth ordinary edition (which is rather rare itself) is peculiar indeed. Slight wear to spines, some light spotting to a few pages in the beginning, otherwise a very good set. Neither in Cat. BM(NH), nor in Nissen, BBI, nor in Stafleu and Cowan. Rare, limited "deluxe" edition with additional plates