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Greenhouse Favourites. A description of choice greenhouse plants, with practical directions for their Management and Cultivation by [Shirley Hibberd. Editor] - Hardcover - from E C Books and Biblio.com

Greenhouse Favourites. A description of choice greenhouse plants, with practical directions for their Management and Cultivation

by [Shirley Hibberd. Editor]

Condition: Very Good/N


LONDON: Groombridge and Sons A VG copy in the original green decorative cloth binding with gilt plant pictures and titles to front board and spine, and blind stamped decoration to rear board. The boards have bevelled edges. This work is generally attributed to Shirley Hibberd. It is clear from the Preface that it contains work from a number of authors, so it is likely that Hibberd had the editorial role. A number of the colour plates appear in 1870's copies of the Floral World - again edited by Hibberd. It is undated but is probably late 1870's/early1880's. With title page in red and black inks; colour printed frontispiece and 35 further colour printed plates, and numerous black and white illustrations - some full page. The binding is slightly shaken with a little bumping to corners and wear to edges including spine joint edges. The original endpapers are present. The contents are generally very clean apart from the very occasional brown spot. Some of the plant outlines can be seen faintly on the reverse of the plate. All the plates are tissue guarded - some of the guards are browned. This was an expensive production - on thick good quality paper. A beautiful work.
  • Bookseller: E C Books GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 031264
  • Title: Greenhouse Favourites. A description of choice greenhouse plants, with practical directions for their Management and Cultivation
  • Author: [Shirley Hibberd. Editor]
  • Format/binding: Decorative Cloth
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Jacket condition: N
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Groombridge and Sons
  • Place: LONDON
  • Keywords: Greenhouse gardening, victorian greenhouses, victorian gardening, shirley hibberd
  • Bookseller catalogs: Botany; Gardening and garden design; Flowers;
  • Size: 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall


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