Freaks of the Jagüey, from nature [envelope title]. Charles D'Wolf Brownell.
Freaks of the Jagüey, from nature [envelope title]
Freaks of the Jagüey, from nature [envelope title]

The Scotchman hugging the Creole

Freaks of the Jagüey, from nature [envelope title]

Providence: [the author], 1871. 4to (envelope approx. 9½" x 7¾") containing 6 lithograph illustrations (each present in 2 copies on 2 different types of paper), and accompanied by a sheet of letterpress (approx. 6½" x 8¼") descriptive of the jagüey tree, "known in Jamaica as 'The Scotchman hugging the Creole;' also as the 'Parricide-Tree.' It is a species of Banyan, or Indian Fig ... The accompanying sketches were taken on the Island of Cuba." Only edition of this botanical work. Brownell was a Rhode Island-born lawyer turned artist. He worked out of New York City and Hartford painting Connecticut Valley scenes. His family owned a sugar plantation in Cuba where he was a frequent visitor to paint landscapes. The envelope is torn and spotted; the plates and letterpress are fine. OCLC locates the Brown copy only. Item #56385

Price: $850.00

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