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Title ARISTOCRATS of the GARDEN
Author Wilson, Ernest H., MA., V.M.H.
Published Date 1926
Summary Book written by renown American plant hunter of the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century, Ernest 'Chinese' Wilson, and dedicated to "THE GARDEN CLUBS, THE MOST POTENT FORCES IN GARDEN-MAKING IN AMERICA. WITH HOMAGE AND RESPECT." He delineates what he terms the four elemental forces of American garden craft at the time he wrote this: Amateur, Gardener, Trade, and Press. He notes the steady demand for better plant material - much of which he describes - and the fact that American gardens "will suffer not when compared with those of other lands." Illustrated with photo reproductions of images taken by the author.
Physical Description 9 1/2" tall, 6 1/2" wide, and 1 7/8" deep. 312 pages. Book is weighty for its size. Hard bound in dark green grained linen. Front cover carries the title and author's name in gilded block and scroll lettering; spine is printed in the same lettering with the title, author's surname, publisher's surname, and decorative spray of a flower stem with three blooms. Printed on heavy cream stock with gilded page ends at top and rough cut page ends on side and bottom. No special endpapers. Profusely indexed. Illustrated.
Condition Good
Catalog Number 1976.1.1572
Object Name Book
Subjects Books
Botany
Botanical
Garden
Gardening
Flowers, garden
Flower Garden
Flowers
Horticulture
Vegetables
Fruit
Home grounds
Garden clubs
Women in gardening
Plants
Garden
Search Terms Ernest 'Chinese' Wilson