Limited edition of 2500, 1000 of which printed in Greek and 1500 in English. This is an example of the latter. Orange cloth w/gilt detailing, housed in an illustrated jacket. 133pp. Thoroughly illustrated with 14 full-page, colour plates and 37 b/w line drawings. The book is in very good condition, with no faults to speak of besides some minor edge wear [please see pictures]. An authoritative and extensive account of all the species and subspecies of Paeonia occurring on the islands and mainland of Greece; it deals, moreover, with their morphology, geographical distribution and cultivation. It is split into six sections: The first dealing with history; the second with general morphology; the third with general distripution; the fourth with the Greek species; the fifth with cultivation; the sixth provides a bibliography. Essential reading for anyone with an interest in the subject.
STEARN, William; DAVIS, Peter, Peonies of Greece : A Taxonomic and Historical Survey of the Genus Paeonia in Greece, The Goulandris Natural History Museum , 1984
SKU: 034851 Categories: Art, Botany, Natural History Tags: Flowers, genus, Greece, Greek, Historical, horticulture, medditaranean, meditaranean, mediteranean, mediterranean, paeon, paeonia, paeonie, peonie, peonies, Sea, taxonomic