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Shadow among splendours

£40.00

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About the book:
This is an account of the remarkable life of "Shadow" (Charlotte Wheeler-Cuffe), especially about her adventures in Burma between 1897 and 1921 during which time she twice visited Mount Victoria (Natmataung) where she discovered, among other plants, Rhododendron cuffeanum and Rhododendron burmanicum. She painted more than a hundred large watercolours of native Burmese orchids, and was given the task of establishing the Maymyo Botanic Garden. Lavishly illustrated with numerous examples of Charlotte Wheeler-Cuffe's watercolours, including portraits of Burmese orchids, Rhododendron cuffeanum and of "Shadow's buttercup" (Anemone obtusiloba f. patula), and an original watercolour, commissioned from the late Wendy Walsh, of Aesculus indica. 223pp, approx. 200 illustrations; designed by Tony O'Hanlon, Propellor Design, Galway; printed & bound by Nicholson Bass, Belfast. "... beautiful book. This glorious volume ... highlight[s] the lost art of letter-writing."

Item details

Added value:
Signed by author on title page
Author(s):
E. Charles Nelson
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2013
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
095759481X
ISBN-13:
9780957594814
Number of pages:
222
Publisher:
National Botanic Gardens
Title:
Shadow among splendours: Lady Charlotte Wheeler-Cuffe's adventures among the flowers of Burma

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About this item


About the book:
This is an account of the remarkable life of "Shadow" (Charlotte Wheeler-Cuffe), especially about her adventures in Burma between 1897 and 1921 during which time she twice visited Mount Victoria (Natmataung) where she discovered, among other plants, Rhododendron cuffeanum and Rhododendron burmanicum. She painted more than a hundred large watercolours of native Burmese orchids, and was given the task of establishing the Maymyo Botanic Garden. Lavishly illustrated with numerous examples of Charlotte Wheeler-Cuffe's watercolours, including portraits of Burmese orchids, Rhododendron cuffeanum and of "Shadow's buttercup" (Anemone obtusiloba f. patula), and an original watercolour, commissioned from the late Wendy Walsh, of Aesculus indica. 223pp, approx. 200 illustrations; designed by Tony O'Hanlon, Propellor Design, Galway; printed & bound by Nicholson Bass, Belfast. "... beautiful book. This glorious volume ... highlight[s] the lost art of letter-writing."

Added value:
Signed by author on title page
Author(s):
E. Charles Nelson
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2013
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
095759481X
ISBN-13:
9780957594814
Number of pages:
222
Publisher:
National Botanic Gardens
Title:
Shadow among splendours: Lady Charlotte Wheeler-Cuffe's adventures among the flowers of Burma

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