LA MORTOLA GARDEN.

(Hanbury.)

LA MORTOLA GARDEN.

Hortus Mortolensis. Being an illustrated catalogue of the plants cultivated in the garden of Sir Cecil Hanbury, Eldest Son of the Founder, the Late Sir Thomas Hanbury ... at La Mortola, Ventimiglia, Italy. Compiled with the assistance of Sig. Ercoli Mario ... and Cav. Lorenzi Maurizio. With an Introduction by Lady Hanbury, the Present Owner.

Description: FIRST EDITION, tissue-guarded colour frontispiece and two photographic portrait plates with a section of 58 plates at rear, the latter being monochrome botanical photographs, followed by two graphs and a map, the odd light handling mark, pp. lxvi, 158 + plates, 4to, original green cloth, lettered in gilt to upper board and backstrip, bump to top corners, edges untrimmed, a few small spots to endpapers and a number in green ink at foot of pastedown, later clipping laid in at rear, very good

Publication Details: Oxford & London: University Press, Humphrey Milford, 1938

Notes: A scarce book - this a presentation copy, inscribed on the initial blank 'To Professor B.Y. Morrison, as one gardener to another! From the owner, Dorothy Hanbury, Jan. 20, 1939'; Lady Hanbury was the daughter-in-law of the garden's founder, Sir Thomas Hanbury. Benjamin Y. Morrison (1891–1966) was a pioneer in horticulture and the first director of the U.S. National Arboretum in Washington, DC; he was also chief editor of the American Horticultural Society's magazine from its inception in 1926 until 1963....more

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Price: £325

Subject: Sciences

Published Date: 1938

Stock Number: 60536

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