The Narcissus: its history and culture with coloured plates and descriptions of all known species and principal varieties. To which is added, by kind permission, a scientificreview of the entire genus, By J.G. Baker.
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London, L. Reeve, 1875. 8vo (245 x 170mm). pp. xvi, 95, with 48 handcoloured lithographed plates. Contemporary red cloth, spine with gilt lettering
First and only edition. Frederick William Burbidge (1847-1905) was an English gardener, botanist, artist, author and plant-collector, gardener at Kew, later curator of the Trinity College garden, Dublin. The present work is his most important botanical work '... 'The narcissus: its history and culture', (is) an important contribution to the rising cult of the daffodil' (British Gardeners, a bibliographical dictionary p. 55). The fine plates are drawn and lithographed by the author.
Nissen BBI, 297; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 919.