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A Year In The Victorian Garden

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A Year In The Victorian Garden is, in the author's sown words, 'for those who love gardens as I do but not for those who have a professional knowledge of the subject; and [it is] written in the hope that it may not be impossible to convey to others some little of the delight, which grows (more certainly than any bud or flower) from the possession and management of the garden.' Written in an easy, non-botanical style, it is a year's record of a four-acre garden within a few miles of Liverpool in the 1870s. The diary offers a unique insight into the era of Victorian gardening that receives so much interest today. The watercolour illustrations by Christine Hart-Davies are drawn from life and carefully integrated with the text. This hardback 1989 first illustrated edition is in a reasonable condition. The dustjacket is complete and unclipped but the edges are rubbed and there are some scuffs, front and back. There are also a few small tears along the top edge. The book is bound in dark-red cloth, with lighter red endpapers, and is gilt-stamped on the spine. The boards are a little faded along the top edge. The book block is yellowing slightly and at some point has become damp because it is a little warped. Otherwise, the pages are clean and bright and the illustrations are beautiful.

Item details

Author(s):
Henry A. Bright
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
26cmx22cmx1.5cm
Edition:
First illustrated edition 1989
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1871307570
ISBN-13:
9781871307573
Number of pages:
128
Publisher:
Hamlyn
Title:
A Year In The Victorian Garden

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A Year In The Victorian Garden is, in the author's sown words, 'for those who love gardens as I do but not for those who have a professional knowledge of the subject; and [it is] written in the hope that it may not be impossible to convey to others some little of the delight, which grows (more certainly than any bud or flower) from the possession and management of the garden.' Written in an easy, non-botanical style, it is a year's record of a four-acre garden within a few miles of Liverpool in the 1870s. The diary offers a unique insight into the era of Victorian gardening that receives so much interest today. The watercolour illustrations by Christine Hart-Davies are drawn from life and carefully integrated with the text. This hardback 1989 first illustrated edition is in a reasonable condition. The dustjacket is complete and unclipped but the edges are rubbed and there are some scuffs, front and back. There are also a few small tears along the top edge. The book is bound in dark-red cloth, with lighter red endpapers, and is gilt-stamped on the spine. The boards are a little faded along the top edge. The book block is yellowing slightly and at some point has become damp because it is a little warped. Otherwise, the pages are clean and bright and the illustrations are beautiful.

Author(s):
Henry A. Bright
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
26cmx22cmx1.5cm
Edition:
First illustrated edition 1989
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1871307570
ISBN-13:
9781871307573
Number of pages:
128
Publisher:
Hamlyn
Title:
A Year In The Victorian Garden

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