Title: The Illustrated Dictionary of Gardening - An...
Publisher: London, L Upcott GIll,
Binding: Soft cover
Edition: 1st Edition
[Volume 1 & 2 not containing date] 1887, 1888. 260x205mm, 544, 544, 537, and 608pp respectively, all volumes containing the original colour frontispiece, with a multitude of monochrome steel etched vignettes throughout, bound in uniform green cloth with embossed illustrated detail in duotone on the front cover, and monochrome on the spine, ornate gilt and embossed lettering, resembling branches, on both front cover and spine, and blind embossed detail on the rear cover. A very good copy of the time, with very minor shelf wear and loosening of the front hinges, never extending to loss, and very light foxing of the edges. A truly attractive copy, nonetheless, with very bright gilt work, and stunning colour frontispieces, still protected by tissue guard. A fine set of the first edition with supplement, some of the later printings, which having fewer illustrations. The colour plates are similar to those in Robinson The Garden magazine. Bookseller Inventory # 19511
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