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Strange blooms: the curious lives and adventures of the John Tradescants

£14.99

Product description

Atlantic Books, 2006
Potter, Jennifer
This beautifully written and gorgeously produced book describes the remarkable lives and times of the John Tradescants, father and son. In 17th-century Britain, a new breed of "curious" gardeners was pushing at the frontiers of knowledge and new plants were stealing into Europe from East and West. John Tradescant and his son were at the vanguard of this change-as gardeners, as collectors, and above all as exemplars of an age that began in wonder and ended with the dawning of science. This book takes readers to the edge of an expanding universe, and is a magnificent pleasure for gardeners and non-gardeners alike.
Hardback with interesting dust-jacket. Many illustrations in colour and black and white.
464 pages
Condition:the dust jacket is faded on the spine, but otherwise as new.

Item details

Author(s):
Potter, Jennifer
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
22 x 16 cm.
Edition:
1st edition
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1843543346
ISBN-13:
9781843543343
Number of pages:
464
Publisher:
Atlantic
Title:
Strange blooms: the curious lives and adventures of the John Tradescants

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Atlantic Books, 2006
Potter, Jennifer
This beautifully written and gorgeously produced book describes the remarkable lives and times of the John Tradescants, father and son. In 17th-century Britain, a new breed of "curious" gardeners was pushing at the frontiers of knowledge and new plants were stealing into Europe from East and West. John Tradescant and his son were at the vanguard of this change-as gardeners, as collectors, and above all as exemplars of an age that began in wonder and ended with the dawning of science. This book takes readers to the edge of an expanding universe, and is a magnificent pleasure for gardeners and non-gardeners alike.
Hardback with interesting dust-jacket. Many illustrations in colour and black and white.
464 pages
Condition:the dust jacket is faded on the spine, but otherwise as new.

Author(s):
Potter, Jennifer
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
22 x 16 cm.
Edition:
1st edition
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1843543346
ISBN-13:
9781843543343
Number of pages:
464
Publisher:
Atlantic
Title:
Strange blooms: the curious lives and adventures of the John Tradescants

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