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The Ladies' Flower Garden of Ornamental Bulbous Plants by  Mrs Loudon - Hardcover - Second Edition - 1849 - from Americana Books ABAA and

The Ladies' Flower Garden of Ornamental Bulbous Plants

by Loudon, Mrs

Condition: Good

London: William S. Orr & Co., Amen Corner, Paternoster Row, 1849. Second Edition. Full leather. Good. Tall quarto. [2], x, 270 pages. Illustrated with 58 hand colored plates. Brown leather hardcover ruled in blind with gilt tooled decorations on boards and on the edges verso of covers. 5 raised bands, gilt decorations and title on spine. All edges gilt. Reddish marbled end papers. Former institutional copy from Cogswell College Library with label on front paste down and stamp on contents page. Leather is rubbed on joints, corners, head and base of spine and boards. Pages 2 and 3 have a large closed tear with no missing content. All color plates are in very good condition. Title first published in 1841.
  • Bookseller: Americana Books ABAA US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 9453
  • Title: The Ladies' Flower Garden of Ornamental Bulbous Plants
  • Author: Loudon, Mrs
  • Format/binding: Full leather
  • Book condition: Used - Good
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: Second Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: William S. Orr & Co., Amen Corner, Paternoster Row
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1849
  • Keywords: Gardening


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