1871 Rare Book - The Amateur's Flower Garden by the famous botanist James Shirley Hibberd. 1stED.
Author: James Shirley Hibberd.
Title: The Amateur's Flower Garden A handy guide to the formation and the management of the flower garden, and the cultivation of garden flowers.
Publisher: London, Groombridge and Sons, 1871. First edition.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 7.5 " X 5.5 ".
Pages: iv-284 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good full Victorian decorated cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright and tight, some toning, light foxing, and staining - as shown, name of a previous owner on the first endpaper).
Illustrations: Including a nice color frontispiece and 3 full-page colored plates with also, numerous black and white in-text wood engravings.
The book: Rare and very attractive First edition of this book about the formation and the management of the flower garden, and the cultivation of garden flowers by the most popular and successful gardening writers of the Victorian era!
The author: James Shirley Hibberd (1825 – 16 November 1890) was one of the most popular and successful gardening writers of the Victorian era. He was a best-selling editor of three gardening magazines, including Amateur Gardening, the only 19th-century gardening magazine still being published today. He wrote over a dozen books on gardening and several more on natural history and related subjects. He promoted town gardening, aquariums, bee-keeping, vegetarianism, water recycling, environmental conservation and the prevention of cruelty to animals and birds, all before they were taken up as 'causes' in the twentieth century. Most important of all, he taught and promoted amateur gardening, before it was acceptable among the gardening establishment, and helped to found the whole consumer industry in amateur gardening that we have today.
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