The Flower Garden in Australia ... A Book for Ladies and Amateurs
Melbourne, Melville, Mullen and Slade, 1893.
Octavo, iv, 144 pages.
Original green cloth, spine lettered and stamped in gilt, sides stamped in blind; cloth a little flecked and bumped; gift inscription; first and last pages a little browned; early ink ownership details of 'Alice Reeves, Jan 1898. Balwyn' on the title page; hinges very slightly cracked (but binding firm); a very good copy.
Australia's first gardening book by a woman. Crittenden 77 (and pages 86-90); not in Ferguson. Not identified as such, but from the collection of naturalist and author Edward Edgar Pescott (1872-1954).