The Amateur Gardener. Second Edition (greatly enlarged) of the Fruit, Flower, and Vegetable Garden. Ernst Bernhard HEYNE.
The Amateur Gardener. Second Edition (greatly enlarged) of the Fruit, Flower, and Vegetable Garden

The Amateur Gardener. Second Edition (greatly enlarged) of the Fruit, Flower, and Vegetable Garden

Adelaide, E.S. Wigg and Sons, 1877 (second edition).

Duodecimo, 132, [4] (index), 8 (advertisements) pages.

Original quarter contrasting (red and green) cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine and front cover; covers flecked, lightly marked, and lightly worn at the extremities, edges lightly foxed, front endpaper a little marked, first and last pages offset; a very good copy (internally excellent).

A rarity: this is only the third copy we have seen in over 40 years, and Trove records only five institutional holdings. Ernst Bernhard Heyne (1825-1881), botanist and horticulturist, 'was a prodigious writer. Though overshadowed by von Mueller, his botanical and horticultural work greatly contributed to the early development of [the] two colonies' of Victoria and South Australia ('Australian Dictionary of Biography', making a rare error in not recording accurately this edition). Ferguson 10397; Crittenden 53 (with a lengthy commentary on its importance). The first edition was published as 'The Fruit, Flower and Vegetable Garden' in 1871 (Ferguson 10396, recording only one copy; Crittenden 47, 'not sighted'; Trove records four copies).

Item #111805

Price: $1,100.00