The Flower Grower's Guide, John Wright, 3 volumes complete, 1897
The Flower Grower's Guide by John Wright, F.R.H.S. with coloured illustrations by Miss Marie Low. In three volumes, complete.
Published by J. S. Virtue & Co., Limited, London. 1897 (undated but the Preface by J. Wright is dated April 9, 1897, with the dedication page preceding the preface dated to 1896). We believe this to be the first edition.
A very good set of volumes, scarce to find complete (many of these books were taken apart for the plates to be sold separately). Half leather hardbacks with raised bands and gilt. Burgundy leather and cloth. Covers are scuffed and shelfworn, but binding is completely sound.
Text pages are very good throughout - nice and clean with only occasional foxing and spotting to endpapers. With marbled edges to text block. Tissue guards to frontispieces.
A very attractive set overall due to the many beautiful colour plates contained within. This publication is more commonly found bound as 6 smaller cloth hardback 'Divisions'. This particular set was published as three volumes as denoted on the title pages.
The set comprises:
Vol. 1: xii + 352pp. Contains 16 Coloured Plates and 156 illustrations in text.
Vol. 2: viii + 352pp. Contains 14 Coloured Plates and 159 illustrations in text.
Vol. 3: x + 370pp. Contains 16 Coloured Plates and 204 illustrations in text.
Dimensions: Approximate size, of each volume: 285mm x 232mm x typically 45mm.
Substantial - set weighs around 6.8kg unpacked.
See other Lanna Antique listing for companion volumes in the Fruit Grower's Guide.