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The Holiday Tradition at Lowry-James Continues!
For centuries Beeswax has been coveted as Sacred Illumination, exuding a warm golden glow, pleasing aroma and purifying properties as the wax burns. And every Autumn since 1999 at Lowry-James Rare Prints & Books we have hand-poured our wonderful line of custom-made beeswax candles for the holiday season, and this year is no different. We are pleased to announce a fine selection of our custom-made beeswax candles is currently in stock and ready to grace your holiday table or present as a most appreciated gift.
 Please visit Lowry-James Beeswax Candles

Lowry-James Rare Prints & Books established in 1986 specializes in the art of John James Audubon and the Art of Natural History from the sixteenth through the nineteenth centuries.The collection focuses on fine and rare Natural History, Botany & Horticulture books and original hand-colored engravings and lithographs, books on Literary WomenBritish Culture and Fine & Private Press books.

Featured Items
Natural Beeswax Angel Candle. Hand-poured from 100% filtered beeswax. 2 x 4 inches. Burned for centuries as sacred illumination, the glowing beeswax candle emits a light natural fragrance which purifies the air as it burns. As the honeycomb design of these solid beeswax candles burn, the floating angels remain, to be carefully removed and used as ornament. Every one of our custom-made beeswax candles is hand-poured at our studio on Whidbey Island and presented elegantly wrapped as the ideal holiday gift. Ethan's Natural Beeswax Angel Candle.
Lowry-James Custom Beeswax Candles.

Price: $26.00

A Fine original hand-colored copperplate engraving. Folio (12.5/8 x 19.25 inches, 32.05 x 48.89 cm). Presented matted in an Ivory rag mat with gilt line decoration. Sized to 18.5 x 24.5 inches, 46.99 x 62.23 cm). One of the rarest, and most elusive, of all botanical works. As stated in Gordon Dunthorne's Flower and Fruit Prints of the Eighteenth and early Nineteenth Centuries, London. 1938: Hortus Nitidissimis is one of the finest records of the cultivated flowers of the period, containing full-sized coloured of the figures. This is the showiest of the Florilegia; garden and florist's flowers painted for their beauty opposed to their scientific appeal. Many of the botanicals were rendered and appropriately credited to Georg Dionysius Ehret (1708-70). Ehret's contribution to the art of botanical illustration is so instrumental, that in his well-referenced and essential tome of the same name, Wilfred Blunt credits Ehret for an entire period of botanical illustration: The Age of Ehret. In Hortus Nitidissimis, Ehret's contributions were honored, unlike the fate that befell him from his involvement with Weinmann's Phytanthoza Iconographia (1737-45). The author of Hortus Nitidissimis was Ehret's friend and colleague Dr. Christoph Jakob Trew (1695-1769), a celebrated Nuremberg doctor, who also rewrote and reissued the botanical work of Elizabeth Blackwell's A Curious Herbal in 1747-1773, illustrated with plates engraved by N. F. Eisenberger.  Hortus Nitidissimis omnem per annum superbiens floribus Balsamina I- Plate 80
Trew, Dr. Christoph Jakob.

Price: $1,400.00

Elegant Bordeaux toned Beeswax Filigree Candle. Hand-poured from 100% filtered imported beeswax. 3 x 6 inches. Burning time is approximately 70 hours, give or take. Burned for centuries as sacred illumination, the glowing beeswax candle emits a light natural fragrance which purifies the air as it burns. For the most pleasing results light and initially burn for a few minutes, then extinguish, trim the wick to 1/8th inch and relight. Your candle will eventually burn to a hollowed form, leaving a lovely filigree shell. Every one of our custom-made beeswax candles is hand-poured at our studio on Whidbey Island, and presented elegantly wrapped as the perfect holiday gift. Elegant Bordeaux Beeswax Filigree Candle.
Lowry-James Custom Beeswax Candles.

Price: $36.00

Near Fine. Octavo. (6.5 x 8.25 inches). Vellum. Lettered spine. Three books bound in one, in original contemporary vellum of the17th-century Low Countries. Endpapers toned, lightly chipped. Light soiling. Corners gently curled.I. Deel: Den Nederlandtsen Hovenier. Engraved frontispiece, title-page with engraved emblem. 95, (96 misnumbered 69), [97-98] pp. II. Deel: De Nieuwe Verstandigen Hovenier. Engraved title-page, (3) 76 [77-80] pp.III. Deel:  De Medicyn-Winckel of Evaren Huys-Houder.  Engraved  title-page, [2,3] 88pp.An important early work on Dutch landscape design, gardening and husbandry, not commonly found bound in the original vellum. Written by Jan van der Groen, Chief Gardener to the Prince of Orange, and created for the landed gentry on the design and cultivation of pleasure gardens, and settings. Engraved plates of  detailed architectural landscapes, gardens fountains, sundials, plantings, geometric garden plans (Modellen van bloem-perken),  genre scenes, beekeeping. Appended books on husbandry and cookery. (Hunt Botanical Catalogue 317). Den Nederlandtsen Hovenier beschryvende alderhande Princelijke en Heerlijcke Lust-hoven en Hof-steden. 't Vermakelijck Landt-leven,
Groen, Jan van der. Nylandt, Petrus.

Price: $2,400.00

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