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The Florist's Directory; Or a Treatise on the Culture of Flowers; to which is Added a Supplementary Dissertation on Soils, Manures &c.
Printed for the author 1792 - First edition. vii, 272pp. Bound in quarter leather with marbled paper covered boards. Six plates to the rear, complete. They have not been hand painted, which they should be. This is the first book devoted exclusively to florist's flowers.The flowers covered are: hyacinth, tulip, ranunculus, anemone, auricula, carnation, pink, and polyanthus. James Maddock (1718¿1786) was a nurseryman and florist who died before his book was published. His son, of the same name, ensured 'The Florist's Directory' was published posthumously. Condition: Good, due to exterior condition. Internally very good. Bumped with some loss. There are small pencil and ink inscriptions to the front pastedown. The title page and page i/ii have a small closed tear approx 2cm. There are some marks on the first and last few pages. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Blueberry Books]
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