The Oxford Book of Wild Flowers - S. Ary; M. Gregory;Oxford University Press, 1977, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good - in Good DJ. DJ a little, and unevenly, tanned. Text bright and tight.
The first purpose of this book is to enable the user to identify the common and less common wild flowers of the British countryside. The flowers are arranged by colour, and so can be quite easily found without any botanical knowledge at all. They have been drawn from live specimens, sent from all over the British Isles by enthusiastic flower collectors. The text on the opposite page covers many other species besides those illustrated. There are also some pages of black and white illustrations, mainly of trees, and a number of line drawings in the text to help with detailed points of identification. At the end of the book are sections on naming and classifying plants, on flower families, on ecology, and on other matters of interest to the more botanically minded.
Illustrated by B. E. Nicholson. Size: 9¾" x 7". 232 pages.