by PHILLIPS, Alfred A.
(CHROMOLITHOGRAPHY) PHILLIPS, Alfred A. THE BOUQUET FOR 1847: BEAUTIFULLY EMBELLISHED. New York: Nafils & Cornish, 1847. 4to. Publisher's stamped gilt cloth, all edges gilt. 104 pages, 10 chromolithographic plates with hand-colored highlights. A scarce ornamented gift book edited by Alfred Phillips. OCLC only records three editions from 1846 to 1848 ever published under this title. Phillips a published it under another title, Flora's Gem, or the Bouquet for all Seasons also published at the same time, and our volume includes a colored plate with another title leaf The Fairy Bower. All copies are scarce and uncommon in th trade with no copies of this edition listed in auction records for more than twenty-years. Phillips edited a collection of poems on floral themes. This volume includes poems by Benson J. Lossing, Mrs. Sigourney, and Hariet Beeche Stowe, among others. Ten brightly colored plates each highlighted by hand. Stereotyped by Vincent Dill, Jr. Some staining in upper gutter of last half text not affecting text or print images.
(Inventory #: 39605)