The Flower-Garden: Containing Directions for the Cultivation of All Garden Flowers. With Selected Lists of the Most Approved Annual, Biennial, and Perennial Flowering Plants
Macintosh, Charles

London, England: Wm. S. Orr and Co.,, 1838. F iv + 515 pages; with useful index; color frontispiece plate and color title page & printed title; other color plates & black and white illustrations in the text; (lacks 1 color plate, the "Hardy Bulbs"); one of the plates noted as by G. Baxter; with the small oval previous ownership blind-stamp of Professor Balfour Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh on the title page. John Hutton Balfour(1808 - 1884) Scottish botanist and with his son Isaac, Regius Keepers of the Royal Botanic Garden - "...mainly collected in Europe and made, with his students, many botanical excursions in Scotland..."; (D.E. Allen in the DNB & information from the ERBG); endpaper with a bookplate having the motto Omne Solum Forti Patria, perhaps of the Ludlow family; the illustrated title page with the previous owner name at top edge of B. J. Campbell; volume is approx. 4 7/8" x 7 1/4" size; a few pencil marks in the text & endpapers; publishers original green ribbed-cloth covered boards; gilt cover wreath design, gilt spine decoration & titles (worn) all edges gilt; original spine cloth laid-down at some point in the past; edge, tips wear, soiling and rubbing to the boards; binding split in two at page 178-179; contents including plates in good condition and with interesting provenance. Good Hardcover (Item ID: 24326)


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