Title: Trees in Britain
Author: L.J.F. Brimble
Illustrator: Eileen A. Soper, L.J.F. Brimble
Publisher: Macmillan and Co. Limited
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: Fair
Description: "This book, which may be looked upon as a companion volume to the author's very successful Flowers in Britain, is intended for those who wish to know something about the trees seen growing wild or under cultivation (for ornamental or economic purposes) in Britain. No knowledge of botany being assumed, there is first of all a short series of chapters on the form and structure of plants in general and trees in particular. The species of trees, their classification, habits and habitats occupy the body of the book. A special point has been made of the illustrations. As in Flowers of Britain, stress is laid on the rôle of trees in folk-lore and literature; this is supported by apt quotes."
Illustrated throughout with a mix of beautiful colour plates (including a frontispiece) and excellent b&w photographs and drawings.
Forest green cloth boards with a gilded illustration of chestnut leaves complete with burrs/cupules to front; gilded text to spine. Boards are in excellent condition, with straight spine and corners. Unclipped (15s. NET) pictorial jacket is worn and creased along its extremities, with some loss near the head and tail of the spine. Apart from a few imperfections to the War Economy paper, pages are in remarkable condition for their age – unmarked, lightly tanned, and tightly bound.
Measures 23 cm × 15.5 cm (9.2″ × 6.2″). Large 8vo. 352 pp.