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The Guernsey Lilly 1737 free pdf This edition comprises a stunning facsimile edition of Douglas's Guernsey Lilly of 1737 with a comprehensive companion volume by academic botanist Dr. Helen Brock. The two volumes come complete in a cloth covered slipcase. Released as a limited edition of just 185 copies, at GBP375 each, strictly on a first come first served basis. The full and complete facsimile of Douglas's original 1737 edition based on the typesetting of the amended edition of the Guernsey Lilly of 1727 is complete with all 3 fold out illustrations. Half bound in chocolate calf with a marbled, lily design, cover paper that is speckled with a gold sheen to emulate the lily itself. The new treatise and bibliography in a companion volume by academic botanist Dr Helen Brock, examining the history, cultivation and physiology of Nerine Sarniensis, bound in pink book cloth, embossed in white with a picture of a Guernsey lily. The two volumes are presented together in a chocolate book cloth covered slipcase. Douglas's Guernsey Lilly, originally published in 1725, was the first scientific work devoted to a single ornamental bulbous species. Originally twinned with a treatise on the coffee bean it was enlarged and much altered and reprinted in 1727, focusing solely on the lilly. In 1724 Douglas had received a gift of some bulbs from the Countess of Hertford from her garden at Marlborough. It was this gift that led to the publication of his monograph. There were hardly any contemporary botanists, gardeners or owners of famous gardens around London with whom Douglas was not acquainted and several of them play a part in his work. Dr Helen Brock has created a scholarly work, scouring the literature to produce a comprehensive account of the history and cultivation of the Guernsey lilly, which will delight all lovers of the lily. She examines the plants early history, its arrival into Europe and especially into Guernsey, its genus and notable characteristics and its culture, as well as its botanical history and all the key figures in its history. Dr Brock's work echoes Douglas' original in taking the five chapter headings from it, each chapter providing additional information and context for understanding Douglas' original. There is also a fascinating section on the conflicting accounts of how the Lily came to be in Guernsey as well as several appendixes, four of which are poems relating to the Lily and the final one a facsimile of the first few pages of the 1729 edition. A keen scholar of the great Scottish doctor William Hunter, one of the great collectors of his age. Dr Brock had access to Hunter's papers which contain a large collection of Douglas's own papers, including a large number of records of Douglas's observations on the Guernsey Lilly and these amplify his published work on the plant This edition began life in the early 1990's nearly a quarter of a century ago. Dr Helen Brock having completed a paper on the Guernsey lily, submitted it to her publisher, whose editor suggested a facsimile copy of Douglas's original manuscript be published alongside it. Rosemary de Sausmarez who had helped Dr Brock's researches lent her family's excellent 1737 copy of Douglas's Guernsey Lilly to the project. Sadly the publisher, Leslie Hewitt, was taken ill and although the work continued and was proofed and printed, it was never finally published, languishing unbound for nearly 20 years. The Clear Vue Publishing Partnership are delighted to have been able to resurrect the project and can now offer a limited edition of just 185 copies, to be sold strictly on a first come first served basis. We are also pleased to be able to dedicate the book to the memory of the three driving forces behind its production, none of whom lived to see its completion, Rosemary de Sausmarez, Helen Brock and Leslie Hewitt.

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Author : Douglas
Publisher : The Clear Vue Publishing Partnership Limited
Data Published : 15 October 2012
ISBN : 0957245696
EAN : 9780957245693
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 178 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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