Title Illustrations of the Fungi of Our Fields and Woods. Drawn from Natural Specimens, Plate XVIII
Book Condition Very Good Plus
Type Fine Art Print
Edition First Edition
Size Folio - over 12" - 15" tall
Publisher London, England Lovell Reeve & Co.
Illustrator Price, Sarah
Seller ID 007581
Offered is Plate XX from the Second Series of fungi prints by Sarah Price. This is a mid-19th century  hand-colored botanical lithograph from "Illustrations of the Fungi of Our Fields and Woods. Drawn from Natural Specimens. Second Series." This lithograph was etched by Walter Fitch after Sarah Price, and was printed by Vincent Brooks. This is a beautiful, hand-colored lithographic plate, and appears as if it were the original watercolor of Sarah Price. The complete Second Series contained 20 full-page plates, several fungi to each plate, and was originally bound in green textured pictorial cloth boards. Plate size approximately 12.3 x 9.8 inches (310 x 250 cm). The plate with a few tiny, pin-point sized dark dots, NOT foxing, and in any case trivial. 1/8 inch discreet tear at center of bottom margin, scarcely noticeable. No other tears, and no creases. Else we can find no demerits. The plate newly and professionally mounted with hinge tape on a sturdy archival-quality backing and framed using a lovely light olive mat board, bevel-cut. The print as matted measures a standard 18 x 14 inches. As noted, this book by Sarah Price is the second of a series and it is the more difficult to find of the two. Plate XX includes: Figures 126. POLYPORUS HISPIDUS. On a tree, near Ludlow.; 127. POLYPORUS VERSICOLOR. On stumps, branches, etc. July.; 128. POLYPORUS FRONDOSUS. On an oak-tree at Usvatch. August.; 129. POLYPORUS RADIATUS. On trunks of trees.; 130. PHALLUS IMPUDICUS. In woods. Smell very fetid. Rated a Very Good Plus print in an As New Mount/Mat.