The illustrated dictionary of gardening, a practical and scientific encyclopaedia of horticulture for gardeners and botanists.
London, L.Upcott Gill nd (mid 1880s).
4to. 4 vols bound in 8. vi + (2) + 264pp ; (4) + pp 265-528 ; (4) + pp 529-44, 1-240 ; (4) + pp 241-472 ; (4) + pp 473-544, 1-144 ; (4) + pp 145-392 ; (4) + pp 393-537 + (1) + 112pp ; (4) + pp 113-400. Each volume contains a few colour plates and hundreds of text ills. Publisher’s pictorial green cloth, gilt spines. Slightly bumped at heads of spines and upper cover of last volume faded at lower outer corner. David Allibone’s copy, with his bookplates.
A substantial publication, edited by George Nicholson (1847-1908), Curator of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and embodying almost all that was then known about garden plants.