In the early 19th century there was a rapid increase in the varieties of plants available for use in English gardens and conservatories as a result of the work of botanists, collectors world-wide and plant breeders. A general lack of information about these led to the appearance of numerous periodicals.Many of these were beautifully produced publications with exquisitely drawn and hand colored illustrations of the rare plants being introduced at this time. Joseph Harrison was gardener to Lord Wharncliffe of Wortley Hall, and in 1837 he established a florist's business at Downham Nursery in Norfolk. He began publishing the Floricultural cabinet in 1833, as a monthly magazine. This had an extensive circulation and numerous contributors whose valuable assistance Harrison was quick to acknowledge.
At this time it became The gardener's weekly magazine. Joseph Harrison published several other books and magazines including The horticultural register with Joseph Paxton, and The gardener's and naturalist's almanack. Half bound in leather over marbled boards.
Gilt title lettering to the spine which has 6 gilt bands with gilt decoration between. Scattered light foxing through the book. Some surface scuffing to the boards, and light rubbing to the board edges. But in very good condition given that it is 140 years old.Plates are bright and the book remains tightly bound with no loose pages 288pp plus index16pp 22cm x15cm. My main posting days are Monday and Thursday ie.
If you require your book urgently please contact me and I will do my best. The item "1840 FLORICULTURAL CABINET & FLORISTS MAGAZINE 13 COL PLTS FLORA FAUNA 1ST ED" is in sale since Monday, March 8, 2021.This item is in the category "Books, Comics & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectable". The seller is "berties-antiquebooks" and is located in Northwich. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.