Title: Wild Flowers in Britain
Author: Geoffrey Grigson
Book Condition: Good/Very Good
Jacket Condition: Good
Description: Although better known as a poet, Geoffrey Grigson was also a keen amateur botanist and, as the pages of this book will reveal, had an extensive knowledge of the flowers which grow wild in the British Isles. In this concise volume, the author has written an account which will interest the expert and fascinate the enthusiast. The curious facts and stories which he tells will make the ordinary man realise by what strange adventures and accidents many of our wild flowers were originally introduced to this country.
Features 12 superb colour plates plus a further 22 excellent b&w illustrations.
Pictorial matt boards repeat jacket design. Edges lightly worn. Corners straight. Spine missing 1 cm (0.4″) from its tail. Jacket spine is worn and has a 2 cm (¾″) loss at tail and a smaller loss at the head. Small closed tear on front (refer to image). Very light discolouration to endpapers where they have made contact with the jacket flaps – for some reason, the half-title has stronger discolouration. Neat dedication in blue ballpoint on ffep. All pages are in very good condition: clean, bright, and free from foxing. The gutter is lightly tanned.
Measures 22.5 cm × 16.5 cm (9″ × 6.6″). Large 8vo. 48 pp.