first editionoriginal brown cloth pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt
by MCLAREN John
San Francisco: A. M. Robertson, 1909. First edition. original brown cloth pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt. Covers a little rubbed and dust soiled, interior fine. Quarto. Profusely illustrated "This handbook is respectfully submitted to gardeners in California, amateur and professional, as supplementary to, and a modification of those excellent treatises and encyclopedias on Landscape and Flower gardening ... In California these conditions are so different, and the possibilities of the culture and development of trees, shrubs and flowers are so much greater than in Europe or any other of the United States of America, that our gardeners have had to do a great deal of original investigation and experimental work. The results of such investigation and work by the writer are recorded in these pages ..." -from the preface. (Inventory #: 33434)
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