Familiar Wild Flowers

Images from Familiar Wild Flowers Figured and Described by F. Edward Hulme, F.L.S., F.S.A., First Series, published between 1897 and 1906. I think the individual chapters were published first and then the collection; there were nine volumes in all, but I only have the first, which was given to my father when he was a child and is still in very good condition.

[picture: Front Cover in Green]

Front Cover in Green

The front cover features ornate gilt lettering and a picture of some flowers. The binding is green cloth.

[picture: Inscription in the book]

Inscription in the book

My copy of the book has my father’s signature, Eric A. Quin, on the inside of the cover and, opposite, this inscription. [more...]

[picture: Title Page, Wild Flowers Series One]
[picture: Initial letter A with iris]

Initial letter A with iris

Ths vignetted initial letter “A” was used as a drop cap, or decorative initial at the start of the section on the Iris. [more...]

[picture: Yellow Iris]

Yellow Iris

A yellow flower with long thin leaves of green tinged with red at their pointed tips. [more...]

[picture: Cowslip.]

Cowslip.

A picture of a cowslip. The perspective is that of an elf: looking up from ground level at this small flower. When you stand and look down at them you mainly [...] [more...]

[picture: Initil Letter L With Cowslips]

Initil Letter L With Cowslips

Ths vignetted initial letter “L” was used as a drop cap, or decorative initial at the start of the section on the cowslip. The L is in an ornate Victorian style with a diamond pattern on parts of the upright, and the drawing of the cowslip plant includes flowers, leaves and root. The engraving is unsigned but may well have been by Edward Hulme, the [...] [more...]



$Id: mkgallery,v 1.27 2012/09/03 22:34:40 liam Exp liam $