GARDEN BOOK IN THREE PARTS.
(London) R.B. Haywood, n.d. early 20th century. An unusual survival, a large, handsomely bound early 20th century garden notebook completely unfilled. Although its pages are left blank, the journal is printed in three parts: Part 1: notes for planting trees and shrubs; notes for planting bulbs, plant and seeds; notes for planting, etc. Fruit and Vegetables. Part 2 is arranged for a record of trees and shrubs planted; record of bulbs, plants and seeds planted; record of fruit and vegetables planted. Part 3 is for garden sundries, with columns for dates and prices. In Part 1 blue and red lines divide up columns for name, description and "where obtainable"; in Part 2, red lines form columns for name, "Where Obtained," "Where planted," and "Price." Parts 1 and 2 also contain a printed alphabetical index for finding plants in the journal. On the spine of the volume, at the bottom, appear the initials "B.S. F-P." , perhaps designating its destination for use by a botanical society. Very pleasing in weight and purpose. For a serious gardener perhaps. 26 x 20.1 cm; printed journal with blanks (xx pp.) + 44; 18 + 45-184; 185- 196 pp.
Original Straight-grained goat with gilt upper cover titled "Garden Notes Etc." and gilt lettered and numbered spine; some rubbing to extremities, but still well preserved.
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