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HIBBERD, Shirley.
The Amateur's Flower Garden. A Handy Guide to the Formation and Management of the Flower Garden. And the Cultivation of Garden Flowers.

pp. v(iv), 284, (xvi) Catalogue. 3 folding coloured plates and 3 other plates, all printed in colour from wood-blocks, numerous text woodcuts. Original decorated cloth, spine dull and ends a bit worn, front joint weak, one of the folding plates with a small tear in the fold, book plate and ownership inscriptions.

*The coloured plates are of particular interest, printed from wood-blocks by Benjamin Fawcett. One of the folding plates is initialled by A[lexander] F[rancis] L[ydon] [1836-1917] who had been apprenticed to Fawcett from an early age and continued working for him into adulthood. Lydon was born in Dublin, his father Irish and his mother born in Portugal. Of his six siblings, one sister was also born in Ireland, a brother and younger sister were born in Bermuda, a younger brother in New Brunswick Canada, another brother in Newcastle, and his youngest brother [at the time of the 1851 census] aged 8 months, birthplace Great Driffield.

Groombridge and Sons. London.

Date Published: 1878.

Stock No. 61350

Price: 40.00