Book Description

First edition, 3 vols., 4to (260 x 200 mm), iv, 194;[2], 186; [2], 178pp., 108 hand-coloured lithograph plates, wood-engraved illustrations in the text, some foxing, mostly to text leaves with plates largely protected by tissue guards, cont. green half morocco, marbled boards, 5 raised bands to spine, compartments attractively tooled in gilt, a very nice set.
Dealer Notes
Joseph Paxton (1803-65) was head gardener to the Duke of Devonshire at Chatsworth by the age of twenty-three, and remained involved in gardening throughout his life. Tapping in to the burgeoning interest in gardening amongst the Victorians, in 1841 he founded the periodical "The Gardener's Chronicle" with the botanist John Lindley (1799-1865), with whom he had worked on a Government report on Kew Gardens. "Paxton's Flower Garden" appeared between 1850 and 1853, following a series of plant-collecting expeditions. The work is illustrated with 108 lavish hand-coloured plates and over 500 woodcuts.
Nissen BBI 1499.
Author PAXTON (Joseph) & LINDLEY (John)
Date 1850-53.
Publisher London: Bradbury and Evans,

Price: £1595.00

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