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A Concise and Practical Treatise on the Growth and Culture of the Carnation, Pink, Auricula, Polyanthus, Ranunculus, Tulip, and Other Flowers

By Thomas Hogg

1820 (dated from Copac and page count) - London - Published by the author

7.5" by 4.5", xii, 172pp

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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A scarce first edition of this fantastic and much revered work on flower horticulture.

A very rare survival in original publisher's boards.

'Including a dissertation on soils and manures, and containing also a catalogue of the finest and most-esteemed carnations etc that are cultivated by the amateur florist, and exhibited at the different prize-shows round London and other parts of England. To which are added, the rules and regulations of the Islington and Chelsea Florists' societies'.

With a lovely hand-coloured frontispiece of 'a bizarre carnation'.

Dedicated by permission to the Right Honourable Dowager Lady de Clifford.

With interesting garden-themed bookplate to front pastedown.

'Sold by Mr Carpenter, Bookseller, Old Bond-Street, Messrs. G. and W. B. Whittaker, Booksellers, Ave Maria Lane; and by the Author, Paddington Green'.

This work went through several editions, with additions and added colour plates.

Thomas Hogg was a florist of Paddington Green, Middlesex.

CONDITION

In original publisher's boards. Externally rubbed with marks, front board detached, wear and slight loss to the head and tail of the spine. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and generally clean, textblock edges dusted and just a few scattered dust marks and spots within. Overall: FAIR due to fragile nature of original publishers boards, very good internally.


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