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MARVELS: The Life of Clarence Bicknell, Botanist, Archaeologist, Artist. Book by Valerie Lester

Original price was: £22.00.Current price is: £12.00.

A treasure trove of research discoveries enlightens Valerie Lester’s biography of the captivating scientist and artist, Clarence Bicknell. Over 5 years, Lester pored over hundreds of newly-discovered letters, botanical watercolours and arts-and-crafts designs in archives including the Natural History Museum, the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, the Conservatoire Botanique in Geneva and Genoa University. Every letter and diary entry provides Lester with Clarence’s voice; and each of his vellum-bound albums reveals drawings, watercolours and whimsical creations. The book’s text, supported by more than 200 images, gives remarkable insights into how and why this man strove for perfection in each subject he tackled.

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A treasure trove of research discoveries enlightens Valerie Lester’s biography of the captivating scientist and artist, Clarence Bicknell. Over 5 years, Lester pored over hundreds of newly-discovered letters, botanical watercolours and arts-and-crafts designs in archives including the Natural History Museum, the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, the Conservatoire Botanique in Geneva and Genoa University. Every letter and diary entry provides Lester with Clarence’s voice; and each of his vellum-bound albums reveals drawings, watercolours and whimsical creations. The book’s text, supported by more than 200 images, gives remarkable insights into how and why this man strove for perfection in each subject he tackled.

Valerie Lester was an independent scholar, writer, and translator living near Boston (read more). She wrote Fasten Your Seat Belts! History and Heroism in the Pan Am Cabin (1995), Phiz, The Man Who Drew Dickens (2004), Giambattista Bodoni: His Life and His World (2015) and has translated Alain-Fournier’s Le Grand Meaulnes with the title The Magnificent Meaulnes (2009).

Published by Matador Books on  28 June 2018. Distributor: Orca Book Services. Tel: 01235 465521. Thema subject category : AGNB – Botanical art. Hardback 260 x 185 mm 256 pp Portrait. 212 images, full colour throughout. ISBN 9781789014945. Matador is an imprint of Troubador Books. Available to purchase on Amazon, eBay and here on www.clarencebicknell.com/shop

Weight 1.3 kg
Dimensions 34 × 22 × 5 cm

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MARVELS: The Life of Clarence Bicknell, Botanist, Archaeologist, Artist. Book by Valerie Lester
Original price was: £22.00.Current price is: £12.00.

Availability: 278 in stock