The Illustrated Dictionary of Gardening, a practical and scientific encyclopaedia of horticulture for gardeners and botanists, edited by George Nicholson, assisted by J.W.H. Trail (in the parts relating to insects and fungoid diseases) and J. Garrett (in the fruit, vegetable, and general garden work portions), published by L. Upcott Gill in 1885, in 8 volumes, green hardback with illustrated front boards and blind stamping on back. Spine on volume 8 torn but complete, general wear on boards and bumping on spine and corners in each volume. Gilt edging to pages. Personal inscription on front fly sheet of first volume from 1885. B/W illustrations throughout plus colour plates in each volume. Divisions I and III are from a different set to the remaining volumes, same covers but different endpapers and address for the publisher. Volumes are called Divisions.
Division I. - A to CAR; Volume 1, pages 1 - 264;
Division II. - CAR to ERI.; Volume 1, pages 265 - 528;
Division III. - ERO. to LAV.; front hinge cracked. Volume 1, pages 529 - 544; Volume II, pages 1 - 240;
Division IV. LAW to ODO.; some foxing to endpages. Volume II, pages 241 - 472;
Division V. ODO to PIN.; tanning to front endpage, Back of spine and back cover damaged. Volume II, pages 473 - 544; Volume III, pages 1 - 144;
Division VI. PIN to SCL.; tanning to enpages. Volume III, pages 145 - 392;
Division VII. SCL to TUR.; tanning to endpages. Volume III, pages 393 - 537; Volume IV, pages 1 - 112;
Division VIII. TUR to Z plus Supplement; tanning to endpages, front hinge loose, 400 pages. Volume IV, pages 113 - 250; Supplement pages 251 - 400.