Title: Marvellous World of Garden Flowers
Author: Matthias Hermann, Grace Jackman
Illustrator: Dürer, Redouté, Daffinger and several other artists
Year: 1973 (First Edition)
Publisher: Abbey Library
Remarks: 1st English language edition
Book Condition: Excellent
Jacket Condition: Good/Very Good
Description: Contains entries for 62 different flowers. Also features a Chinese folk tale called The Hundred Flowers plus two short discourses on flowers and gardens. The flowers are listed alphabetically by their Latin names, but a secondary index has been provided in order to look them up according to their common names.
Beautiful, full-page colour illustrations throughout.
Snow-white cloth boards with gilded text to spine are in excellent condition: corners and spine are straight. Unclipped ($12.50) pictorial jacket is slightly scuffed along its extremities, and a good deal of the laminate is peeling off. Nevertheless, it remains complete and free from tears. Internally, the book is in mint condition. The thick, white-as-snow, pages are crisp, bright, and free from all defect.
Original German title: Die wunderbare Welt der Blumen
Measures 25 cm × 20 cm (10″ × 8″). 4to. 128 pp. (partially paginated)