1883 Rare Victorian Book - The Amateur's Greenhouse for Plants and Flowers by the famous botanist James Shirley Hibberd.
Author: James Shirley Hibberd.
Title: The Amateur's Greenhouse And Conservatory; A Handy Guide To The Construction And Management Of Plant-Houses And The Selection, Cultivation, And Improvement Of Ornamental Greenhouse And Conservatory Plants.
Publisher: London, Groombridge and Sons, 1883.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 7.5 " X 5 ".
Pages: 272 pages + catalogue.
Binding: Attractive and very good full Victorian decorated cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright and tight, rare light foxing and staining - as shown).
Illustrations: complete with the beautiful 6 hand-colored plates (3 of which are folding) and the numerous other black&white in-text illustrations.
The book: Rare and very attractive edition of this book about The Amateur's Greenhouse for Plants and 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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