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Alison Ashby's Wildflowers of Southern Australia
Paintings by Alison Ashby
Text by Enid Robertson

Hardcover and jacket in wonderful condition. Good card slipcase.
Publisher: South Australian Museums Board, Adelaide, Australia, 1981 Limited edition.
32 x 26 cm

Miss Alison Ashby, South Australian flower painter (1901 -1987) had a life long interest in natural history and Australian plants of which she propagated, planted and distributed thousands in her lifetime.

This book, with 34 full-page colour plates celebrated her 80th birthday A mint copy, number 133 of 750. 81 pp; includes dustjacket and card slipcase. 80 numbered pages, wonderful colour plates, each a page in size, very good copy

Wonderful paintings of flowers of Southern Australia with many of the paintings being the natural size of the actual flowers, there are grevilleas, hakeas, banksias and orchids and more, all with a description of when and where they were collected and information on the plant species, their growth etc. Of interest is the banksia ashbyi which commemorates Edwin Ashby (1861-1941) who was Alison Ashby's father and who was a enthusiastic naturalist and advocate of the cultivation of Australian native plants.

Includes loose obituary news paper clippings and a signed postcard from Enid Robertson (botanist) the niece of Alison Ashby and the author of this book. Please click here to ask a question
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