Le Bon Jardinier - Encyclopédie Horticole Avec 6 planches en couleurs d'après des quarellessss exécutées spécialement par A. Millot. 150é édition

By: Bois, D. ; et G. T. Grignan ; eds.

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2 p.l & 1036 pages; The text of this well-known encyclopedia of gardening, botany and horticulture was prepared under the direction of D. Bois and G. T. Grignan, with texts by a number of experts ("Rédigée par un groupe de savants et de practicines sou la direction de D. Bois et G. T. Grignan" -- a list of the many authors is on the verso of the first leaf, a facsimile of the decorative title page of the earlier editions). This 150th edition is retitled as Le Bon Jardinier: Encyclopédie horticole -- while the older editions had been styled as "Almanach horticole." Undated, but attributed to 1933 by OCLC Number: 491642408. (There was a 151th edition in 1947). A lovely copy, in fresh, clean condition, in a handsome private binding: half green morocco over blue-green linen covered boards, top edges gilt, green-grey endpapers, silk placemark. The binding is signed by Bumpus of Oxford Street, in tiny letters at the top corner of the verso of the front free-endpaper. There are five raised bands, highlighted with rows of gilt dots and framed by panels of gilt rules - title lettered in gilt directly in the second panel. The spine is moderately faded to brown, a not-unpleasant effect. With an elegant bookplate [Beatrice Louise Gruning] mounted to the front paste-down endpaper. A standard and important gardening reference from the years between the wars, in an elegant copy, much nicer than the publisher's usual cloth or boards.

Title: Le Bon Jardinier - Encyclopédie Horticole Avec 6 planches en couleurs d'après des quarellessss exécutées spécialement par A. Millot. 150é édition

Author Name: Bois, D. ; et G. T. Grignan ; eds.

Categories: Decorative Bindings, French Language and Literature, Natural History, Gardening and Botany,

Publisher: Paris, Librairie Agricole de la Maison Rustique: 1933

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+

Size: Large 8vo

Seller ID: 39188

Keywords: Gardening Botany Landscape Architecture