Garden Flowers, 1960 (DJ)


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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Weight 0.11 kg