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
DE CASTRO, Joao Bautista., Mappa de Portugal antigo, e moderno pelo Padre Joao Bautista de Castro, Beneficiado na Santa Basilica Patriarcal de Lisboa. Nesta segunda edicao revisto, e augmentado pelo seu mesmo Author: e contem huma exacta descripcao Geografica do Reino de Portugal com o que toca a sua Historia Secular, e Politica [3 vols.]., Na Officina Patriarcal de Francisco Luiz Ameno, 1762