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Hardy Perennials and Old Fashioned Garden Flowers

By James Wood

c1890

L. Upcott Gill : London

7.5" by 5"

vii, 320 pp [2pp publisher's ads] 321-330pp [18pp ads].

 

 

 

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A charming and uncommon horticulture and gardening book published in 1884 by the English natural history writer John Wood.

Originally dedicating his life to the church, serving as a curate of the parish of St Thomas the Martyr, Oxford, and a chaplain to the 'Boatmen's Floating Chapel' (and briefly St. Bartholomew's Hospital) Wood gave up his curacy to devote himself to writing on natural history, becoming one of the most renowned parson-naturalists of the Victorian era and undeniably contributing to the popularisation of natural history in the period. This volume details Wood's interest in horticulture and gardening, and professes a desire to increase the popularity of 'perennial plants', which, according to the preface of the text were considered to be 'old-fashioned' and therefore less desirable in the period the text was written. Copiously illustrated throughout with charming vignettes of plants and flowers. In an attractive cloth binding with pictorial front board and spine

CONDITION

In a cloth binding. Externally, very smart. Slightly bumped to extremities and head and tail of spine. Very small sections of light rubbing to front joint. Front hinge split, showing chords, yet still reasonably firm. Second free endpaper has been removed, with remains to gutter. Internally, firmly bound, strained only between page 288 and 289. Pages very bright and clean throughout. The odd spot only to page 190, not affecting the text.Prior owner's pencil inscription to rear free-endpaper.

Overall Condition: Very Good Indeed

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