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
KISLUK-GROSHEIDE, Danielle; KROHN, Deborah L.; LEBEN, Ulrich (eds.)., Salvaging the Past: Georges Hoentschel and French Decorative Arts from the Metropolitan Museum of Art., The Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture; The Metroplitan Museum of Art and Yale University Press, 2013
BLIGH, William, A Voyage to the South Sea, undertaken by command of His Majesty, For the purpose of conveying the bread-fruit tree to the West Indies, in his Majesty’s ship the Bounty. Commanded by Lieutenant William Bligh. Including an account of the mutiny on board the said ship, and the subsequent voyage of part of the crew, in the ship’s boat, from Tofoa, one of the friendly islands, to Timor, a Dutch settlement in the East Indies. The whole illustrated with charts, &c. Published by the permission of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty. , George Nicol, Bookseller to his Majesty, Pall Mall., 1792