Austin: Shoal Creek Publishers, 1972. xi,205pp. Index to the flowers. Bibliography. Plates. Endpaper maps. Embossed brown cloth with Mrs. Johnston’s monogram on the front and rear covers, title and author’s name in gilt on the spine. Laid-in is suite of eighteen color prints (12” x 9”) of American wild flowers from the Smithsonian Institute’s collection. First printing, deluxe edition. Except for a previous owner’s name and second owner’s small (1¾” x ½”) clear label on the fly, it is a fine copy. The original clear acetate dust wrapper has a few short tears and is chipped at the spine ends. The book is a complete facsimile of the original illustrated manuscript made in the 1840’s and 1850’s by the author for her husband, Albert Sidney Johnston. A beautiful book, it consists of 97 full page lithographs after the original water color paintings by Eliza Johnston with facsimiles of her manuscript notations the on facing pages. Includes a biography of Mrs. Johnston by Dr. Mildred Pickle Mayhall. My favorite book, by far, on Texas wild flowers.