Published by Waterstone. 1st thus. 1985
Fine condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper. Originally published as 'The Book of the Peony' in 1917. A thorough work covering all aspects of cultivation, including purchasing and soil preparation, mythology and history, including a map of the plant's origins, and a look at the tree peony in ancient China. Green boards, gilt title to spine. Colour & b/w plates.
Minor foxing to top edge of text block. Pictorial dustwrapper has the remains of a price label to front flap and is lightly browned to spine.
Stock no. 1818228