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||Botanicals - Lowe
E. J. Lowe, R. A.
Ferns: British and Exotic
c. 1856 - 1872 (mixed editions)
Size approx. 5-12 by 9" to 6-1/2 by 9-1/2"
These prints of ferns from all over the world were selected from both
the first eight-volume edition (1856 - 60) and later editions up to 1872
of Edward Joseph Lowe's "Ferns: British and Exotic, published by
Groombridge and Sons, London. It was another successful collaboration
between artist A. F. Lydon and the renowned 19th century color printer
Benjamin Fawcett (see also "A Natural History of the Nests and Eggs
of British Birds with text by Rev. F. O. Morris, R. A.). The superb color
wood block engravings are on heavy paper with the verso blank.
Each measures approximately 5-1/2 by 9" to 6-1/2 by 9-1/2", depending
upon the edition. One edge may be ragged where it was removed from
the book, but this will not affect framing. The scientific Latin names of
the particular plants are printed on the plate. A photocopy of the title
page will be furnished with your purchase, and a few plates have the
original text available.
Lowe also published other works, including "Beautiful Leaved Plants"
(popularly referred to as "Lowe's Leaves") in 1861. A selection from
this work will be made available on this website later this year. The
Lowe's Ferns, the Lowe's Leaves, and the Anne Pratt Ferns are all
of similar size and format and thus can be mixed and used together
to make an attractive framed grouping.
A selection of the Lowe's Ferns will appear in our Fall 2006 "ladycavalier" eBay auctions as well.
Click here to see our collection of these prints
Click here to see our eBay auctions of these and other prints under "ladycavalier".