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A Flower Hunter in Queensland and New Zealand.

ROWAN Mrs Ellis (1898.)

£500.00  [First Edition]

Available to view at our Curzon Street shop.

First edition. Frontispiece, 16 plates (1 double-page chromolithograph) & folding coloured map. 8vo. Original green pictorial cloth, gilt, uncut. [xvi], 272pp. London, John Murray,

A fine copy. born and educated in Melbourne, the author married Captain Charles Rowan in 1873. He had fought in the Taranaki wars and they spent four years there after the wedding. He encouraged her to paint wildflowers and exhibit her work, which is known for both its beauty and accuracy.

Stock Code: 206154