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    Mrs. Edward Bury (née Priscilla Susan Falkner) (circa 1790s-1869). Crinum Cruentum - Plate 22.

    A lovely aquatint engraving by R. Havell, with hand-coloring, from Mrs. Bury's A Selection of Hexandrian Plants, Belonging to the Natural Orders Amaryllidae and Liliacae (London: 1831-1834). Watermarked "J Whatman." In very good condition, with general toning to the paper, and some smudges, light creases, and a small area of discoloration along the top edge; tip of upper left corner is missing. Light penciled notations. The sheet has been trimmed and measures approximately 15.75 x 21.5 inches.

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    Mrs. Bury's plates were originally issued by subscription. It is reported that there were as few as 79 subscribers, including John James Audubon, whose Birds of America Havell was working on concurrently with Mrs. Bury's great work.

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    October, 2009
    16th-17th Friday-Saturday
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