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Grigson, Geoffrey; Robin Tanner, illus.  Flowers of the meadow. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, [1950]. 12mo (18.5 cm, 7.28"). 34, [2] pp.; 12 double-sided col. plts.
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First edition: No. 53 from the King Penguin Books series, a set of monographs being the first hardcover Penguin books as well as the first to feature color printing. The present example opens with 35 pages of musings from poet and naturalist Geoffrey Grigson on the subject of meadow wildflowers, followed by 24 strikingly attractive color-printed images (presented on 12 double-sided plates) done by Robin Tanner, who also designed the covers. The text pages were printed at the => Curwen Press, and the plates by John Swain and Sons.

Publisher's color-printed paper–covered boards in original dust jacket; jacket spine sunned with chips at center and extremities, volume with covers very slightly sprung and extremities slightly rubbed. Half-title with small ownership inscription dated 1950. => Plates crisp and beautiful.  (40872)   Please RESHELVE This.


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