Irvine, CA: The Irvine Museum/ San Diego Natural History Museum, 2003.
First edition. Hardcover. Fine / Fine. Item #51052
Quarto. 212pp.; 325 color illustrations and 10 b&w illustrations. " Valentien accepted a commision from San Diego philanthropist, Ellen Browning Scripps to paint a series of California wildflowers...(it) soon became his life's passion...diligently painting every specimen of California Plant and wildflower that could be gathered. "