Beautiful leaved plants; being a description of the most beautiful leaved plants in cultivation in this country; to which is added an extended catalogue.
Item ID 53395
London, Groombridge & Sons, 1868. Small 4to (25.0 x 15.7 cm). 144 pp., 60 fine chromolithographed plates (some finished by hand) and nearly as many fine text engravings. Embossed green cloth, rich gilt floral pattern and title on spine, front cover extensively blind-tooled and with gilt floral vignette. First published in 1861 this seems to be the second edition, although it is not marked as such. It was reprinted again in 1872 and 1891 ("3rd" edition), and translated into French. Plates bright and with stunning colours. Frontispiece detached without loss, light spotting to title page and last text leaf, some spotting and offsetting to tissue guards; otherwise a very good copy of this scarce work, with fine, clean plates. Stafleu and Cowan, 5042. Leaves, more beautiful than flowers