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Title:The Gladiolus; for Garden and Exhibition
Price:AUD$14.90 (about USD$10.00)
Item ID:SB00-0114971
Publisher:W. H. & L. Collingridge, London, 1955
Dust Jacket:Good
W. H. & L. Collingridge, 1955, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First, Illustrated By: Photographic

list of illustrations, foreword by Chas. W. J. Unwin, notes on some of the best modern varieties, index and a list of selected varieties. Colour photographic frontispiece showing a group of modern large-flowered gladioli. The text is illustrated with black-and-white photography. Room coloured boards with gilt coloured titles to the backstrip. Colour photographic dustwrapper, same illustration as the frontispiece, with black and white coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. A book on the growing and cultivation of gladiolus. The author not only goes into the general growing of the plant but then goes into an extensive (for then) selection of varieties of gladioli. Softening to the head and to the heel of the backstrip and slight cocking of the spine. Some bumps to the top book edge. Browning and foxing to the textblock edges though surprising light browning of the pages with the occasional foxing spot. Included is an extensive array of notations and letters from a previous owner, which has been loosely tucked in. On the free front end paper is a gift inscription and on the front paste-down light foxing and browning with residual tape marks. Chipping it to the dustwrapper corners and to the corners of the backstrip. Rubbing and handling marks to the dustwrapper panels. Browning and foxing to the rear dustwrapper panel and to the verso of the dustwrapper. Residual tape marks can be seen on the fold over panels. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [4], 5-95, [1] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Gardening; Gladiolus; Inventory No: 0114971.
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