On the Hunt for the King of the Alps, A Plant Deemed Worthy. Reginald Farrer.
On the Hunt for the King of the Alps, A Plant Deemed Worthy.
On the Hunt for the King of the Alps, A Plant Deemed Worthy.
On the Hunt for the King of the Alps, A Plant Deemed Worthy.

On the Hunt for the King of the Alps, A Plant Deemed Worthy. Engravings by Abigail Rorer.

Petersham: The Lone Oak Press, 2011. 6 1/2 x 11. 26 pages including 7 plates of multi-color wood engravings. Quarter grey morocco & pebble-textured grey boards with circular color engraving inset in upper cover, in navy cloth tray case with leather label. Fine. Item #16940

The Eritrichium nanum is a wildflower "with a blue so pure and clear and placidly celestial...it has a quality of assured perfection." Typography and letterpress by Michael Russem. Binding, designed by Daniel Gehnrich, alludes to the rocky slopes where this plant grows. Several sets of endpapers progress from midnight blue to pale blue. This is no. 20 of 41 regular, signed copies. (There were also 14 special copies.).

Price: $750.00

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