By Shirley Clifford Atchley
Oxford   Clarendon Press
11.5" by 9" xix, 59, [1], [XXI Plates]
A lovely, bright, illustrated horticultural work regarding the flora of Attica, Greece. Penned by the British diplomat and botanist, Shirley Clifford Atchley.
By Shirley Clifford Atchley

1938 Wild Flowers of Attica

Oxford   Clarendon Press
11.5" by 9" xix, 59, [1], [XXI Plates]
A lovely, bright, illustrated horticultural work regarding the flora of Attica, Greece. Penned by the British diplomat and botanist, Shirley Clifford Atchley.
£42.00
: 1kgs / : 639L43

What Our Customers Say...

Description

First Edition, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding

The first edition of this work. Published posthumously, this work was prepared for publication by William Bertram Turrill, an innovator in the field of Botany. Turrill worked at Kew and was responsible for creating a mathematical classification of leaf shapes. Illustrated throughout, with a frontispiece and twenty one coloured plates by esteemed illustrator W O Everett. Prior owner's name to the recto of front endpaper, Autrie Hayler (?). Their notes are written on note paper from 10 Cromwell Place, London. The notes are various plant names. Also loosely inserted is a letter to the previous owner regarding a trip to Kew from their friend. An article is loosely inserted by Dr C N Goulimis titled 'The Richness of The Greek Flora'. A lovely look at the plants of Greece, taken from the manuscript of Shirley Clifford Atchley. To the preface Turrill notes 'a valuable feature of the text is the inclusion, for te majority of plants, of the modern Greek name or names.'

Condition

In the publisher's original full cloth binding. Externally, generally smart. Light fading to the spine and extremities. Minor shelfwear to the head and tail of spine. A few light spots to the extremities of boards. Prior owner's inscription to the recto of front endpaper. Internally, firmly bound. Pages remain very bright and clean.

Very Good Indeed

Delivery & payment

We send all of our books via courier which is a fully tracked and insured service. In our experience we find this to be the most reliable and quickest form of delivery. Our primary courier is DHL, but we are able to accommodate special requests if required, including postal delivery for items under 2kg. See More Details