"With coloured plates from drawings by H. Briscoe"--Added t.p
Wood engravings by A.F. Lydon, Edmund Evans, Edward Whymper and others
Colour plates opp. p. 281 and p. 300 previously appeared in The floral world (the former in Sept. 1868; the latter in Jan. 1869)
Plates ,  and  are with the same imagery as plates ,  and  in an edition of this title published in 1856 by Groombridge and Sons. Some wood-engraved illustrations within the text are also the same as those used in this edition. See McLean D 0524
"The first edition ... was published on the 1st. of February, 1856 ... The second edition was published on the 10th. of June, 1857 ... Very shortly after the publication of the second edition, an American edition appeared ... without the author's permission ... under the title of `Flowers for the Parlour and the Garden' ... "--Preface
Text within ornamental borders
Edgar and Elizabeth Collard;
Fisher copy: Bound in green sand-grain publisher's cloth over bevelled boards, blocked in gold and black on upper cover and spine; lower cover blocked in blind; with clippings relevant to the author tipped in
MASS copy: Halfbound in green calf and marbled paper-covered boards, with matching marbled endpapers and edges. With the bookplate of "William E. Stuart"
No copyright page found.
Lydon, A. F. (Alexander Francis); Evans, Edmund, 1826-1905; Whymper, Edward, 1840-1911; Fawcett, Benjamin, 1808-1893