The Floral World and Garden Guide, 1868 and 1869 [Two Volumes Bound as One, 19 Color Plates]. James Shirley Hibberd.
The Floral World and Garden Guide, 1868 and 1869 [Two Volumes Bound as One, 19 Color Plates]
The Floral World and Garden Guide, 1868 and 1869 [Two Volumes Bound as One, 19 Color Plates]
The Floral World and Garden Guide, 1868 and 1869 [Two Volumes Bound as One, 19 Color Plates]
The Floral World and Garden Guide, 1868 and 1869 [Two Volumes Bound as One, 19 Color Plates]
The Floral World and Garden Guide, 1868 and 1869 [Two Volumes Bound as One, 19 Color Plates]
The Floral World and Garden Guide, 1868 and 1869 [Two Volumes Bound as One, 19 Color Plates]
The Floral World and Garden Guide, 1868 and 1869 [Two Volumes Bound as One, 19 Color Plates]
The Floral World and Garden Guide, 1868 and 1869 [Two Volumes Bound as One, 19 Color Plates]
The Floral World and Garden Guide, 1868 and 1869 [Two Volumes Bound as One, 19 Color Plates]
The Floral World and Garden Guide, 1868 and 1869 [Two Volumes Bound as One, 19 Color Plates]

The Floral World and Garden Guide, 1868 and 1869 [Two Volumes Bound as One, 19 Color Plates]

London: Groombridge and Sons, 1868-1869.

Leather_bound. This spectacularly color-illustrated volume binds together the 1868 and 1869 issues of The Floral World and Garden Guide, a pioneering monthly magazine for amateur gardeners founded and edited by James Shirley Hibberd (1825–1890), one of the most popular and successful gardening writers of the Victorian era and an early proponent of vegetarianism, town gardening, bee-keeping, water recycling, aquariums, environmental conservation, and the prevention of cruelty to animals. This edition's many articles on Victorian era gardening come illustrated in a full-color frontispiece and 18 spectacularly colored chromolithographic plates, as well as numerous in-text engravings.

8 1/2" X 5 3/4". iv, 380pp; viii, 376pp. Halfbound in dark brown Morocco leather with green pebble-grain cloth over boards, lettered in gilt to spine with seven floral compartments. Rather heavy edgewear to binding, with heavy rubbing to edges and extremities, tear to cloth at rear board, tears to head of spine, and slight lean to spine. Marbled endpapers; all edges marbled. Binding strings visible at both inner hinges; binding remains quite firm and sound. Previous owner's name to front free endpaper and first title page. Very occasional light scattered foxing or lightly pencilled annotation, else clean and unmarked. Illustrated in full-color frontispiece and 18 spectacularly colored plates, as well as numerous in-text engravings. Good. Item #9678

Price: $145.00