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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 (SKU: 031264)

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

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

by [Shirley Hibberd. Editor]

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  • hardcover
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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.

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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 of Publication
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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About E C Books

E C Books is a small online bookselling business, specialising in pre 20th century works:natural history, science, history, and travel, aiming for rarer and more unusual books. Our largest stock area is Natural History, where we have a good range of books from the 1700-1800's, many finely illustrated. Other areas include children's books, particularly late 1800's-early 1900's - again illustrated; and literature pre 1900.When you order books from us we ensure that they are properly packed to protect condition, and we always use recorded or 'signed for' postal services for more secure delivery. Please note that we have recently moved to the beautiful Orkney Islands, where we intend to open a bookshop over the next year. Because of our location we cannot guarantee 'next day' delivery but we will get your purchase to you as quickly and safely as we can.Please note that the buyer is responsible for the payment of any tax or duty on import.

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title page
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