Monday, December 6, 2010

Wild Flowers of America

Wild Flowers of America

Wild Flowers of America

Wild Flowers of America

Wild Flowers of America

Wild Flowers of America

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Yesterday I stumbled upon 17 (of 18) volumes of Wild Flowers of America circa 1894.... 16 lithographed flowers in each volume and I feel like I could spend the rest of my afternoon taking pictures of the pretty details.. I'm going to be adding the plates to Libris Lunaria - Vol. 1 is already up... Vol. 2 is next!

13 comments:

Bibi said...

I've just spent the afternoon photocopying tons of books on flowers, and came across no illustrations quite as pretty as these.
bibi

Samantha said...

They're beautiful :)

A Little Brighter said...

Wow! these are incredible! The detail and colours are perfect.

Ayesha x

Phara said...

I just love books like these.
X

Astrid said...

So lovely! :]

blouse said...

pretty. my roommate found all these old national geographics. i think the oldest one is from 1937. i think the ads are rad.

xo~jane

purple-elephantss said...

ohmygosh! you lucky duck! they're so pretty :)

ps. i'm hosting a giveaway this week on my blog. hope you check it out

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casey said...

Oh my--what a lovely find! The colors are so beautiful... I just love these old, illustrative botanical images. :)

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Becca J. said...

Oh wow, those are so beautiful!

earworm said...

i stumbled on those -http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=dorade&w=27665206%40N00- in your flickr stream. I wish and hope they will end up one day in your shop

Stella Polaris said...

I second earworm's request!

Betsey said...

ooh, so pretty! love this!

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