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Differences in Plates
Differences in Bindings
Printing & Binding
Plates from four editions of "The
Flowers Personified" by JJ Granville.
The background color is a result of foxing and toning of the plates
in the various volumes. The three English editions have the name of the
flower in English, French and Latin at the bottom of the page.
It is difficult to see at this size and resolution but some of the color
& style differences are the bodices, the flowers at the waist and in the
hair, the wings, the ground and the urn.
There is another edition (French, I think) that has elaborate arches and
borders around the drawings, but I don't have that one (yet).