The Romance of Nature or,
the Flower-Seasons Illustrated

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Louisa A. Twamley
London: Charles Tilt, 1836

Eliza Ridgely inscribed this volume of poetry and reflections on nature and the seasons when she acquired it in London on October 25, 1852. The lavishly illustrated book features 28 hand-colored engravings of garden and wild flowers based on the author’s own drawings.

Paper, leather. L 22.3, W 14 cm
Hampton National Historic Site, HAMP 2217