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Scottish Wild Flowers: McMurtrie, Mary

Scottish Wild Flowers

McMurtrie, Mary

Editorial: Garden Art Press, Suffolk, UK, 2001
ISBN 10: 1870673387 / ISBN 13: 9781870673389
Usado / Green Boards, Gilt Titles / Cantidad: 1
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Título: Scottish Wild Flowers

Editorial: Garden Art Press, Suffolk, UK

Año de publicación: 2001

Encuadernación: Green Boards, Gilt Titles

Ilustrador: Mary McMurtrie

Condición del libro: Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: VG+

Edición: First, Signed.


279pp including index of Botanical Names and index of Common Names. 132 plates. Illustrated epp. Illustrated dust-jacket not price clipped. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. N° de ref. de la librería 002130

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Sinopsis: Scotland contains an interesting and varied flora with many areas of the country such as the Highlands, the mountains and moors of Central Scotland, the Islands of the West and the long and varied coastline remaining relatively wild and unspoilt. Numerous nature reserves serve to protect not just the many rare plants but also those which, although once common, are now becoming scarcer. In an effort to capture the rich diversity of Scottish wild flowers, Mary McMurtric employs her considerable artistic skills to educate and inform but above all delight her readers with the aid of more than 350 individual watercoloured drawings. The book is not intended as a complete flora of Scottish wild flowers but is, nevertheless, exceedingly representative. It is set out for quick and easy identification, the recognition being made easier because of the use of the author's original paintings completed from live studies, rather than photographs. This use of individual painting allows the artist to emphasize important recognition features while minimising non-essential detail. To help the reader identify plants quickly and easily, they have been arranged, as far as possible, in groups according to colour - white, red/pink, yellow and blue/purple. There are always variations, however, and many flowers change colour as they age. The descriptions are placed opposite the illustrations and include the common name, the botanical name, the plant family, and the habit and time of flowering. Whenever possible, the plants of the same family are kept together within the particular colour section. Although all the original illustrations were drawn life-size, some examples shown within the book have had to be slightly reduced for the purposes of reproduction. Professor Ian Alexander, Lecturer in Botany at the University of Aberdeen writes that this book 'is intended to delight and inform the reader and to promote an interest in our native flora by presenting it in an attractive (aesthetically pleasing) way'.

Biografía del autor: Born in 1902, Mary McMurtrie studied at Gray's School of Art in Aberdeen and for over forty years had a nursery specialising in alpine and old garden flowers. She has collected and painted the wild flowers of Scotland, the Algarve and Kenya, specialising in watercolours, and exhibitions of her work have been seen in Scotland, England and France. Among her published works are Scots Roses of Hedgerows and Wild Gardens and a series of small books on Algarve flowers, shrubs and trees. Mary McMurtrie lives near Aberdeen where she continues to collect and plant wild flowers.

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