Garden Flowers, 1960, Series 536.
This is the 8th book in the Nature series, 536. Garden Flowers was written b7Brian Vesey-Fitzgerald and illustrated by John Leigh-Pemberton. Only the earliest editions of this book were published with a dust-wrapper.
It is a gloriously colourful book which many people will remember from school, library or home. It displays the most common garden flowers through the seasons – though mainly Spring and Summer, for obvious reasons, in a very grand setting. I used to wonder why Leigh-Pemberton had chosen to use the grounds of a stately home as the backdrop to his illustrations rather than something more domestic, something more ‘Ladybird’. But when I found out a bit more about Leigh-Pemberton’s background, I realised that he probably HAD simply painted the flowers as he saw them in his own back garden!
This copy still has its original dustwrapper (not price-clipped). It is an early copy, with blue, open-wing ladybird endpapers. Both DJ and book are in very good condition. A small amount of loss head of spine panel and some dents on the back (see photo).
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