1874 Rare Victorian Gardening Book - The Amateur's Rose Book by the famous botanist James Shirley Hibberd.
Author: James Shirley Hibberd.
Title: The Amateur's Rose Book; Comprising the Cultivation of the Rose in the open ground and under Glass; the Formation of the Rosarium, the Characters of Wild and Garden Roses, the Preparation of Flowers for Exhibition, the Raising of New Varieties.
Publisher: London, Groombridge and Sons, 1874.
Language: Text in English.
Size : 8 " X 5.5 "
Pages: viii-258 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, tight, and clean, rare light foxing - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the beautiful 6 foldout roses colored plates (chromolithographs) and the numerous other black&white in-text illustrations.
Estimate: (USD 185 - USD 285)
The book: Rare and very attractive edition of this book about Roses 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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1874 Rare Victorian Gardening Book - The Amateur's Rose Book by the famous botanist James Shirley Hibberd. Price List