HUGE - FINE BINDING -  1897 The Flower Grower's Guide, John Wright, 3 vols complete, 46 x coloured plates - illustrated throughout - image 1 of 15


This is a simply MAGNIFICENT set of the SUBSTANTIAL Flower Grower's Guide by John Wright, F.R.H.S. with coloured GLORIOUS illustrations by Miss Marie Low and illustrated throughout.

This monumental work, containing everything a gardiner would want to know and perhaps more! is in three finely bound [leather spines and corners, gilt edging, fine cloth boards, marbled edges] volumes and is complete.

It was published by J. S. Virtue & Co., Limited, London. 1897 (undated but the Preface by J. Wright is dated April 9, 1897, with the dedication page preceding the preface dated to 1896), so I believe this to be the first edition.
This publication is more commonly found bound as 6 smaller cloth hardback 'Divisions'. This particular set was published as three volumes as denoted on the title pages.

It is rare indeed to find a set that is complete, beautifully bound and in lovely condition.
There is a little scuffing and shelfwear, but the binding, which is unusual in volumes of this size is absolutely sound and there is but minimal foxing. Each volume measures 11 by 8 1/2 inches and weighs over 2 kilos - almost FIVE pounds!

The set comprises: 

Vol. 1: xii + 352pp. Contains 16 Coloured Plates and 156 illustrations in text.

Vol. 2: viii + 352pp. Contains 14 Coloured Plates and 159 illustrations in text.

Vol. 3: x + 370pp. Contains 16 Coloured Plates and 204 illustrations in text.

Volume one covers: Botanical arrangement of Plants ~ Structure of Plants ~ Evoloution and Improvement of Flowers ~ Forming and Furnishing Gardens ~ Main Features in Gardens ~ Mounds and Dells ~ water Scenes and Fountains ~ Summer Houses Arches and Statuary ~ Ornamental Trees and Shrubs ~ Rose Gardens ~ Flower Gardens in Various Styles ~ Hardy Border Plants ~ Origin of Florists Flowers

Vol Two covers: Origin of Florists Flowers cont. ~ Greenhouses ~ Plants in Pits and Frames ~ Greenhouse Management ~ Plants for Greenhouses ~ the Plant Stove ~ Stove Management ~ Plants for Stoves

Vol Three covers: Plants for Stoves cont ~ Orchids ~ Ferns and selaginellas ~ Palms and Cycads ~ Cycads ~ Cacti and Succulents ~ Conservatories ~ Plant and Floral Decorations ~ Commercial Floriculture



HUGE - FINE BINDING - 1897 The Flower Grower's Guide, John Wright, 3 vols complete, 46 x coloured plates - illustrated throughout


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