LILIES FOR ENGLISH GARDENS. A Guide for Amateurs....

(London: Country Life, Ltd. and George Newnes, 1903).

A FINE AND EARLY BOOK BY GERTRUDE JEKYLL, only her third in the series printed as part of the Country Life Library and predating her masterpiece SOME ENGLISH GARDENS. Ms. Jekyll’s approach to gardening is quite inspiring and here she aptly “tells amateurs in the plainest way what they are most likely to want to know about lilies.” In doing so she has produced a short, concise and beautifully illustrated handbook on the flowers she thought “are not nearly so much grown in gardens as their beauty deserves.”. Item #29574

Second issue of the first edition, marked "second edition". Profusely decorated throughout with illustrations in black and white, many being from Ms. Jekyll’s own photographs. 8vo, publisher’s original tan polished buckram, gilt lettered on the upper cover and spine. viii, 72 pp. An attractive and well preserved book, the interior with just a bit of the general mellowing associated with the title, some occasional scattered foxing, for the most part very light, the binding solid and firm with just a bit of discolouration at the spine panel and a small mark at the tip but with virtually no wear.

Price: $100.00