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Familiar Garden Flowers - Series I-V by Shirley Hibberd - Hardcover - from E C Books and

Familiar Garden Flowers - Series I-V

by Shirley Hibberd

Condition: Very Good/N

London, Paris, New York and Melbourne: Cassell and Company, Limited A very good set of the 5 series bound in 2 volumes. Undated but late 1800's. In newer green half leather binding with green cloth boards and spines with gilt titles, raised bands and gilt lining and decoration. Aeg. Both volumes have an armorial bookplate with the motto 'veritas vincit' on the front pastedown. With 200 colour printed plates and numerous black and white illustrations. The bindings are in very good to near fine condition with a small vertical crease down the spine of the larger volume (holding series 1-3). The contents are in very good clean condition with only the occasional mark. Some page edges protrude slightly (presumably caused by the rebinding process). Some of the plates are strongly coloured and slight colouring can show through on the reverse. A lovely set.
Multi-volume Set

  • Bookseller: E C Books GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 031542
  • Title: Familiar Garden Flowers - Series I-V
  • Author: Shirley Hibberd
  • Illustrator:F Edward Hulme
  • Format/binding:Half-Leather
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Jacket condition: N
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Cassell and Company, Limited
  • Place: London, Paris, New York and Melbourne
  • Keywords: shirley hibberd, gardening, victorian gardening books,
  • Bookseller catalogs: Gardening and garden design; Flowers;
  • Size: 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall


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