London: Printed for G. and W.B. Whittaker, Ave-Maria Lane, 1822. Paper-Covered Boards. Second Edition, very considerably enlarged, of this florist's treatise on "the finest and most esteemed varieties of each flower." Crown 8vo (189 x 112mm): ,12,xxvii,,304pp, with six hand-colored plates (five lithographs and one engraving). Original sage green paper-covered boards, paper label printed in black to spine, uncut. A handsome, unsophisticated example (title label nicked, with loss of several letters) uncut in original boards, tightly bound and clean throughout, with richly colored plates. Payne, p. 34. Dunthorne 137. Fine. Item #BB2522
First published in 1820, in an edition barely half the size (with only one engraved plate), with further editions following in 1823 and 1824. Hogg's first florist shop was at Paddington Green, Middlesex. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable mylar sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.).