Flora and Sylva. A Monthly Review for Lovers of Garden, Woodland. Tree or Flower; New and Rare Plants, Trees, Schrubs and Fruits; the Garden Beautiful, Home Woods, and Home Landscape. Three Volumes Complete. Color Plate Book.

Flora and Sylva. A Monthly Review for Lovers of Garden, Woodland. Tree or Flower; New and Rare Plants, Trees, Schrubs and Fruits; the Garden Beautiful, Home Woods, and Home Landscape. Three Volumes Complete.

London: W. Robinson, 1903-05. First Printing of the First UK Edition. A Very Good plus sound set bound in blue cloth with gilt stamping to the spine and front cover. Top edge gilt with deckled fore-edges. William Robinson (1838 – 1935) was an Irish practical gardener and journalist whose ideas about wild gardening spurred the movement that led to the popularising of the English cottage garden, a parallel to the search for honest simplicity and vernacular style of the British Arts and Crafts movement. Robinson advocated more natural and less formal-looking plantings of hardy perennials, shrubs, and climbers, and reacted against the High Victorian patterned gardening, which used tropical materials grown in greenhouses.The set contains a total of 66 chromolithographs with tissue guards as well as numerous black and white engravings. Item #25819

Price: $600.00

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