Oxfam Bookshop Market Harborough
Every Lady Her Own Flower Gardener - Louisa Johnson
London: William Orr & Co. Seventh edition 1845. pp136
Rare early edition of title. Brown cloth engraved to front and rear with floral designs. Gilt titles to front, with pretty gilt floral design. The brown covers may once have been green: they show hints of green when the book is tilted.
Spine strip discoloured, the brown staining appears to have worn away, leaving a burnished appearance. Some fraying to tips but overall the corners and edges are very good. Some cracking, noticeably through the front matter but it improves greatly further into the block. Neat pencil signature to fly sheet: E.H. Mann.
All edges gilt - still nice and bright. Pages tanned. Unillustrated, apart from pretty tissue guarded frontispiece and a few line drawings of greenhouses.
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