oyal Collection Publications, 19 May 2008
190 x 150mm
192 pages, 140 colour illustrations
This enchanting new publication celebrates the work of Alexander Marshal and his exquisite Florilegium, the only surviving example of a 17th-century English flower-book. It takes the reader through a year in the life of an English garden, from the snowdrops and crocuses of early spring to autumnal gourds and Chinese lanterns. Although little known today, Alexander Marshal was one of the most extraordinary botanical artists of his time. Mr Marshal’s Flower Book, the first popular introduction to the artist’s life and work, will delight garden enthusiasts and art-lovers alike.