Treasures of the Royal Horticultural Society - Brent ElliottLondon: The Herbert Press, in association with the Royal Horticultural Society, 1994, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges with a gentle pull to the foot of the upper panel. Price Clipped. Text complete, clean and tight.
Illustrated by way of: Colour Plates; Black & White Drawings; Erratum slip inserted;
From the cover: “The Lindley Library of the RHS has a collection of some 18,000 drawings and paintings by eminent botanical artists of all periods up to the present day.
This book contains a selection of the rarest and most beautiful: flowers, fruit, fungi and other plants from all over the world, by artists such as G. D. Ehret, John and William Curtis, Ferdinand Bauer, William Hooker, W. H. Fitch, Augusta Withers, Margaret Stones and Mary Grierson. All the illustrations are reproduced from the artists’ originals.
The book includes a history of the collection and each plate is accompanied by a description of its origin and artistic accomplishment, and a botanical and horticultural account of the plant itself.”