With Forty Beautiful Chromolithographs of Fruit

    John Wright. The Fruit Grower's Guide. With Illustrations by Miss May Rivers and numerous illustrative diagrams by Worthington G. Smith and George Shayler. London: Virtue and Co., [n.d., c. 1892].

    Early edition. Three quarto volumes bound in six. Beautifully illustrated with forty chromolithographic plates of fruit, including vignettes and frontispieces, as called for in the plate list. Copiously illustrated in the text by line drawings by Miss Rivers.

    Publisher's dark green cloth, embossed and stamped in black on the front covers with a lovely pattern of foliage and fruit, and lettered in gilt on the spine. All edges gilt. A couple of very minor bumps and bruises, but altogether a fine, attractive set.

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