The Romance of Nature; or, The Flower-Seasons Illustrated.
London: Charles Tilt, 1836. Second edition. Morocco leather. An elegantly produced gift book, dedicated to Wordsworth, written and illustrated by Twamley who later married a sea captain named Meredith and migrated to Tasmania where she continued to paint flowers. Twamley was taught by noted artist Thomas Lawrence to paint portrait miniatures on ivory. Hence her ability to produce finely detailed flower paintings combining science and imagination. Blunt p220; Nissen BB1 1338. 8vo, xx, 255pp, (1 blank), (4 advertisements). Original hand colored, decorative title-page and 26 other engraved floral plates. Original publisher's blind-stamped and gilt green morocco, all edges gilt. There has been light restoration at head and tail of spine other wise this is a lovely clean copy. Item #10810