The Flowering World of ‘Chinese’ Wilson. – Foley, Daniel (editor).

Foley, Daniel (editor).


Publisher: The Macmillan Company. London. 1969 (Ist Edition thus)
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8vo, XXVII, 334pp. Hardcover in dark black cloth with green spine in good condition, slightly soiled with white scuffing of upper spine, lightly stained green top and a little flecking on other edges with no d/w however, text and all b/w photos are in excellent condition devoid of all prior owner markings. Ernest Henry Wilson was probably the most intrepid plant hunter of the early twentieth century in the US, launching a vigorous crusade for more and better gardens across America. His plant knowledge was almost beyond compare and he had an uncanny sense of the landscape effects to be achieved with woody plants. In fact he could arguably be described as the Gertrude Jekyll of North America. All of his books were long out of print when this anthology was compiled. and the book is rare in Australia.