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Title Daffodils Narcissus and How to Grow Them:As Hardy Plants and for Cut Flowers With a Guide to the Best Varieties
Author/Composer/Artist Kirby, A. M.
Additional Author/Composer/Artist Printed by The Country Life Press
Publisher / Producer Doubleday, Page & Company
Publication / Performance Date 1914, copyright 1907
Publishing Location / Performance Venue Garden City, New York
Summary This book, with black-and-white photographic and workman-like drawn illustrations by a variety of contributors, contains just about any sort of information one would wish to learn about growing daffodils, indoors and outside. It covers what are termed "Old-Time" and "Modern" daffodils and narcissus, their history, cultural requirements, and named botanical parts. The book is well-indexed, with a few hand-written pencilled additions to the index . It's very functional in its aims, and is geared variously to the home gardener, someone with more sophisticated botanical training, and commercial growers.
Physical Description This book is covered with glazed navy blue linen. Its cover and spine are decorated with Arts and Crafts style drawings in gold and carry both title and series name: The Garden Library. Endpapers are plain cream stock only slightly heavier than that used for the even-edged pages. Within the front cover in pencil is the inscription "Fernald 1920" and an indecipherable word above characters indicating the book at one time was sold for $1.50. Inside there are black-and-white photographs, line drawings, and charts. Dimensions are: 7 3/8" tall; 5.25" wide; and 7/8" deep. Illustrated.
Condition Good
Catalog Number 1976.1.1556
Object Name Book
Search Terms Recreation
Arts and Crafts
Bulbs, spring
The Garden Library