Groombridge and Sons.
A description of choice greenhouse plants, with practical directions for their management and cultivation. illustrated with coloured plates and wood illustrations.
4to. 7.75 x 10 inches. viii + 310 pp. Title page in red and black and all text within decorative borders. Bound in contemporary half calf, gilt, over purple cloth boards; spine in compartments with raised bands, decorated gilt with gilt title. Marbled endpapers. A little wear to extremities, but otherwise a very good copy. Illustrated by 36 chromolithograph plates, after Joseph Andrews, including frontispiece and by numerous wood engravings in text, many whole page. Decorated by title page and head and tailpiece vignettes and by initials. The RHS identifies the editor as James Shirley Hibberd (1825-90), prolific gardening writer, who usually published as Shirley Hibberd. Now considered to be one of the founders of the modern consumer interest in amateur gardening, along with William Robinson and Gertrude Jekyll, Hibberd founded Amateur Gardening, still published today, in 1884. These plates and their descriptions might have been initially published in parts, 1879-80. Illustrated by thirty six fine chromolithograph plates after Joseph Andrews. THIS IS A LARGE AND HEAVY BOOK WHICH WILL INCUR SHIPPING COSTS ABOVE THE DEFAULT RATE QUOTED BY ABE. PLEASE CONTACT US DIRECTLY IF YOU WOULD LIKE A QUOTATION FOR POSTAGE [OUTSIDE THE UK] BEFORE ORDERING.
[Stock No. 26900]