Octavo (242 x 165 mm), xiv, 449,  (colophon) pages with 180 illustrations plus a colour frontispiece (with a tissue-guard) and 37 plates (comprising some 270 illustrations).
Gilt-pictorial green cloth a little marked, scuffed and rubbed, with minor wear to the corner tips; endpapers a little marked, with slight surface blemishes to the corners of the front flyleaf (where something tipped in has been removed); front endpaper put in a little crookedly, with the flyleaf and initial blank leaf slightly misaligned; tissue-guard and title page a little foxed; trifling signs of use; a very good copy.
The ownership details of Joseph A. Hill, 'Correa', Wakeham St, Stawell are on an early blank. On the pastedown is the wattle-blossom bookplate of horticulturalist, naturalist and author Edward Edgar Pescott (1872-1954); his ownership details are written at the head of the preface leaf ('Ed. E. Pescott Bendigo 8/2/08'). He has also written on the title page 'author's autograph p.iv'); Froggatt's signature, dated 14 September 1913, appears at the end of the preface.