London. Gresham Publishing Company. 1913. New edition.
6 volumes, 18 color plates (3 chromolithographic plates with titled tissue guards in each volume) numerous black and white plates and in-text illustrations, pagination runs volume 1 through 3, volume 4 through 6: viii+656+iv+607pp, index, 10 3/4 x 7 1/2 inches, embossed decorative cloth-covered boards (hardbound). Light rubbing to extremities, corners lightly bumped, scattered foxing (mainly to endpapers and first and last few pages), otherwise interiors clean with bright clean chromolithograph plates (occasional light foxing on versos which does not show on the front of the plate). Overall a very good copy. Beautiful art deco decorative covers and gorgeous chromolithographic plates of orchids, lilacs, apples, plums, etc. Although published in 1913, the quality of the chromolithographs harks back to the late nineteenth century. Item #42754