Wild Flowers. A Sketchbook by Charles and John Raven

By: Noltie, H.J.

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Well illustrated, large 8vo, pp 216, cloth backed pictorial boards. [This handsomely bound publication reproduces for the first time, in colour, a selection of 137 drawings from a remarkable collection of 3860 watercolours that depict almost every member of the British flora. The drawings were made between 1930 and 1955 and are largely the work of a remarkable father-and-son team: Canon Raven (1885 - 1964) was a distinguished theologian, naturalist and historian of science, and his son John (1914 - 1980) a classics don and passionate field botanist. In 1942 the Ravens wrote ten chapters intended to accompany a selection of their drawings, explaining how the collection was made, starting as a family holiday project that became something of an obsession, with Charles painting, and John traveling round the country collecting specimens. The chapters, which include essays on Marlborough, Cambridge, Ely, Alston, Langdale, Walney Island, Finland, Connemars, Galloway, Ben Lawers and Glen Clova are published here for the first time, seventy years after their conception, in time to celebrate the centenary of Mary Raven who made some of the early drawings. The book starts with a substantial introduction on the Raven family and the drawings written by Henry Noltie.]

Title: Wild Flowers. A Sketchbook by Charles and John Raven

Author Name: Noltie, H.J.

Categories: Floras, Botanical Illustration,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Edinburgh, 2012

ISBN Number: 1906129851

ISBN Number 13: 9781906129859

Binding: Half cloth & pictorial boards

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: 007580

Keywords: FLORAS.FLORA.BRITISH.ISLES.GREAT BRITAIN.BOTANICAL ILLUSTRATION. HISTARY BOTANY. BOTANISIING. MARLBOROUGH.CAMBRIDGE.ELY.ALSTON.LANGDALE.WALNEY ISLAND.FINLAND.CONNEMARA.GALLOWAY. BEN LAWERS.GLEN CLOVA,