The Glorious Trees of Great Britain

By: Browne, Piers

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Well illustrated (in etchings and drypoint), large quarto, pp (12), 176, (8), very clean internally, green cloth, corners very slightly bumped, otherwise in good condition, the dustwrapper with only slight signs of use. [A heavy book - extra postage may be needed]. {For over a decade, the artist Piers Browne has been recording the trees of Great Britain in etchings and drypoint. His inspiration was the onslaught of Dutch Elm disease, which decimated one of Britain's greatest native trees and changed the landscape dramatically.;Piers had followed his own idiosyncratic eye. This volume includes trees of all kinds: the oldest, the tallest, the most unusual, the joyous, the eye-catching and the historical as well as the finest of many species. He includes Killarney's extraordinary evergreen Strawberry Tree, Drumlanrig's vast Sycamore, one of the largest in Europe, a towering but incongruous Eucalyptus, and a Hickory standing alone on the Giant's Causeway. In the heart of England he captures among others the skyscraper Noble Fir and a little-known Oak with one of the largest trunks in the world. Hills and mountains are inspiring backdrops to many of the trees illustrated here and many have historical associations with such as Walter Scott, Coleridge, Milton and Hogarth. This book is a celebration of the tree through the eyes of an artist who has had a close affinity with nature all his life. Eact section is introduced by David Bellamy, and each tree is accompanied by prose selected by Piers Browne, or by a poem specially commissioned by him for his book.}

Title: The Glorious Trees of Great Britain

Author Name: Browne, Piers

Categories: Illustrators, Trees and Shrubs,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, John Murray, in association with The Shorthorn Press: 2002

ISBN Number: 0719560357

ISBN Number 13: 9780719560354

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 016403