Royal Horticultural Society: A History 1804-2004 :: Brent Elliott

Royal Horticultural Society: A History 1804-2004 :: Brent Elliott soon to be presented for sale on the excellent BookLovers of Bath web site!

Chichester: Phillimore & Co., 2004, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Signed by the author, without dedication, to a small RHS sticker on the dedication page without provenance. Includes: List of subscribers; Black & white photographs; Colour photographs; Appendices (10);

From the cover: On 7 March 1804, John Wedgwood and six other gentlemen met at James Hatchards bookshop on Piccadilly to create a new society devoted to the improvement and practice of horticulture. Such was their success that 200 years later that Societys membership has grown to more than 500,000. Despite the passing centuries, the aims remain much the same, but for broadening to encompass changes in society and tastes in gardening.

Originally, ideas and advice were discussed at meetings in London and shared in publications. Now, communication has expanded to include the internet, television, video and DVD. Not a month goes by without an RHS Flower Show in some part of the United Kingdom, while RHS gardens keep horticultural standards high and offer hundreds of …

Very Good+ in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little faded at the spine and onto the margins of the panels of the dust wrapper.

Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 432 pages. Index. Bibliography. 11″ x 8½”.

Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I captivate you with this splendid selection from my History Individual Organisations catalogue?


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