Item #MPLU001 Rambles in Search of Wild Flowers. Margaret Plues.

Rambles in Search of Wild Flowers.

Hard Cover. London: George Bell & Sons, 1892. Fine.


Illustrated with 16 colored plates and numerous in-text drawings. Fourth edition, revised. Finely bound in a prize binding of navy calf by Bickers and Son, boards double ruled in gilt, St. Christopher's School emblem in gilt to front board, five raised bands, spine ruled, decorated, and lettered in gilt, orange leather label to spine, marbled endpapers, marbled edges, and prize inscription dated 1897 to flyleaf. About fine, with just a touch of rubbing to spine. Overall, a beautiful and bright copy. Rambles in Search of Wild Flowers is a handbook for identifying wild flowers, written by British botanist Margaret Plues in a conversational and occasionally poetic style. Reframing botany as a fun and accessible endeavor, Plues writes, "The study of class and order and structure is no longer dry when these winsome creations of God have got hold of your affections." Plues produced a handful of titles similar to this one, including Rambles in Search of Ferns, Rambles in Search of Mosses, and Rambles in Search of Flowerless Plants.


Item #MPLU001

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