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Catlow, Agnes.
Popular Greenhouse Botany; Containing a Familiar and Technical Description of a Selection of the Exotic Plants Introduced into the Greenhouse.
 
Publisher: Lovell Reeve, London;
Date of Publication: 1857
Stock Code: 7276
 
FIRST EDITION. Small octavo, pp. xii, 311, [1]. 20 hand-coloured plates as called for. Bottle green pebbled cloth with floral borders to boards in blind, pitcher plant motif in gilt to upper board and gilt titles and floral decoration to spine. Spine tips and corners a little bruised, with minor wear to lower corners; small area of gilt to upper board rubbed. A slightly shaken copy with paper cracked at inner hinges but firmly holding; small mark to front paste-down where label has been removed. Scattered foxing and toning; a few leaves roughly opened (affecting edges only). A Very Good copy overall.
 
Early guide to the cultivation of exotic plants in Britain, with descriptions of native habitat and tips on care and watering. With advances in travel and the continued forays of plant hunters, nineteenth century growers were able to choose from a wide range of previously unavailable species and this handy guide was aimed at the amateur enthusiast and botanist. Scarce.
 
£80.00
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