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HEATH, Francis George. The Fern World. The Eighth Edition, revised. , London, Imperial Press 1898.

Green cloth lettered in gilt and illustrated in black and contrasting green. Thick 8vo [binding c.22.5 x 14.5 cms], c.pp424, neat 1945 signature and small modern booklabel on endpaper. Binding slightly scuffed and dulled, small faded patch on backstrip, else very good. With illustrations in the text : and with 5 black and white + 12 coloured plates. This 8th Edition with improved colour plates : 'By having them entirely redrawn, an improvement, as the Author believes, being effected by more delicacy of colouring applied to the figures after these had been carefully traced so as to include every detail of the venation. A new cover has also been furnished from the design of a clever artist - Mr John Carey [? the Irish artist 1861 - 1943 ?]'. Francis Heath was born in Totnes, and all the fern scenes that he describes are drawn from Devon - the Lyn valleys, Torbay &c &c. (Book ref. 9472 )  £ 30.00

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