Thompson, Robert, & Watson, William (editor) The Gardener’s Assistant (2 volume complete set)
Publisher: Gresham Publishing Company, London;
Date of Publication: 1902
Stock Code: 3732
New Edition. Quarto. Volume I xi, , 656 pp; Volume II vii, , 607 pp including Index. Vol I 9 colour plates and 12 black-and-white each with captioned tissue guard, plus numerous illustrations in text; Vol II 9 colour plates and 18 black-and-white each with captioned tissue guard, plus numerous illustrations in text. Book Condition: Very Good. 2 volume complete matching set bound by Zaensdorf in half maroon calf over red cloth boards. 5 raised bands, gilt titles, gilt floral motifs to compartments, gilt ruling to edges, teg. Marbled endpapers with original retailer's ticket to ffep. Inner hinges weak to both volumes. Boards a little scuffed & soiled; bloom from over-enthusiastic application of polish to spines. Lower front joint starting (approx 1/2") and lower corners bumped to Vol I; upper corner of upper board worn Vol II. Sporadic foxing and fingermarking mainly to early/late leaves and guards. A very handsome set. Heavy, shipping outside the UK may require a contribution towards additional postage costs.