The Story of the Royal Horticultural Society, 1804-1968 (H. A. (Harold Roy) Fletcher)

The Story of the Royal Horticultural Society, 1804-1968 (H. A. (Harold Roy) Fletcher) lands on the shelves of my shop, where it will be found in my History Individual Organisations shelves. priced at £6.50! Call in and get 40% OFF that price when you mention this post…

London: Oxford University Press for The Royal Holticultural Society, 1969, (First Edition) Hardback in dust wrapper.

Contains: Black & white photographs; Top edge dyed Green; Colour frontispiece; Appendix;

From the cover: This is an authoritative account of the Society founded in 1804 at the suggestion of John Wedgwood, son of the famous potter, to collect every information respecting the culture and treatment of all plants and trees, as well culinary as ornamental. It is based on material collected by the late Arthur Simmonds after his retirement as Secretary of the Society and traces the story of the Society from its foundation to the present day.

In its early days the Society led the way in exploring the worlds flora by sending its collector…

Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with an untidy, but closed, tear to the foot of the lower panel. Text complete, clean and tight but with the book plate of David McClintock to the front pastedown.

Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XII] 564 pages. Index. 9½” x 6¼”.

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