A study of the history of the Veitch nurseries botanical plant collecting explorers, and hybridization, of orchids, trees, shrubs, conifers, climbing plants, ferns, greenhouse and insectivorous plants, and fruit and vegetables.
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Book Description Caradoc Day., 2006. Book Condition: Very Good. Limited 268/1000. Hard Cover. Book- VG+. Dj- VG, protective covered. 10x6.5. 542pp. Frontis, some b/w plates. This is a facsimile edition of a classic work, published to mark the centenary of its original publication. It charts the rise and progress of the nurseries of Messrs. James Veitch and Sons, together with an account of the botanical collectors and hybridists employed by them and a list of the most remarkable of their introductions. Bookseller Inventory # 1896924
Book Description Caradoc Doy, Exeter, Devon, 2006. Cloth. Book Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. Facsimile reprint, limited to 1000 numbered copies. (Originally published privately in 1906). Illustrated with 50 plates, large 8vo, pp 542, red cloth, cream dustwrapper, a very good copy. [Hortus Veitchii was originally published by the famous nursery firm of Veitch & Sons, Chelsea, London to commemorate the huge contribution made by this firm to western gardens in the introduction of new plants from around the world. This book is a study of the history of the botanical plant collecting explorers & hybridists, working for the nurseries of James Veitch & Son, Exeter and James Veitch & Sons, Chelsea during the period of 1840-1906. This includes chapters on the following; Lives of Travellers, Lives of Hybridists, Orchid Species, Orchid Hybrids, Stove & Greenhouse Plants, Insectivorous Plants, Exotic Ferns, Coniferous Trees, Trees & Shrubs and Climbing Plants, Herbaceous Plants, Bulbous Plants, Begonias, Hippeastrums, Nepenthes, Greenhouse Rhododendrons, Streptocarpus, Fruits and Vegetables. This facsimile edition of the classic work has been published in Great Britain in 2006 to mark the centenary of its original publication, with the objective that profits generated can be used to establish a permanent collection of plants introduced by the Veitch Nurseries. This will contain many plants which are now rare or endangered in the wild as well as many varieties well known to modern gardeners. Hortus Veitchii is a work of social and historical interest and has been produced with the intention of providing a reproduction of the original book as far as is possible. This has included careful hand scanning of each page, using quality materials of a similar nature and colour, reproducing the blocked foil lettering, block finishing to the cover as well as replicating the original dust jacket. The main difference has been to print to the same dimensions as Veitch’s Manual of Orchidaceous Plants and Veitch’s A Manual of Coniferae which is a more convenient size for modern bookcases and will sit neatly next to these other Veitch titles. Bookseller Inventory # 003835
Book Description Caradoc Doy, Exeter, 2006 Reprint. Hardback. Dust Jacket., 2006. 8vo. pp 542. Original publisher's burgundy cloth covered boards with gilt lettering at spine. Beige DJ with burgundy emblem and text. Number 168 in a limited edition of 1000. Includes fifty black and white illustrations.Facsimile edition published to mark the centenary of the original publication. Laid in typed compliments slip from the publisher.ISBN-10: 0955351502ISBN-13: 9780955351501 Very light creases at top edge of DJ. Fine/about fine. Bookseller Inventory # C6261
Book Description Caradoc Doy, 2006. hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. hardback, thick tall 8vo, burgundy cloth lettered gilt to spine, limited edition facsimile reprint of the 1906 edition, this being No 194 of 1,000, a very good copy in a very good dust wrapper, b&w plates, 542pp, ISBN:0955351502. Bookseller Inventory # 153301