MILLAIS RHODODENDRONS, BOTH THE FIRST AND SECOND SERIES, ILLUSTRATED WITH COLOR PLATES AND BLACK-AND-WHITE PHOTOGRAPHS, SIGNED BY MILLAIS ON BOTH TITLE PAGES
MILLAIS, John Guille. Rhododendrons. WITH: Rhododendrons, Second Series. London: Longmans, Green, 1917, 1924. Two volumes. Tall folio, original maroon cloth gilt. $3800.
Limited first editions, number 214 and 114, respectively, of only 550 copies each, together copiously illustrated with 114 plates, 34 in color. Signed by Millais on both title pages and dated 1928, with the prospectus for the second series laid in.
Son of the well-known Sir John Everett Millais, President of the Royal Academy, John Guille Millais was noted for his animal and botanical drawings. This wonderful two-volume set lists all known species of the genus Rhododendron (including Azaleas) and 484 hardy hybrids raised in Europe at that time. Prospectus for the second series laid in. Nissen II:1369. See Houfe, 230.
Prospectus slightly foxed. An impressive production in excellent condition.