Monday, 17 November 2008

Showtime


Another of my recent purchases was one of the Penguin Handbook series.
As is the way with collecting anything, one starts to gets one’s eye in, with prices, what‘s common, etc.
It seems to me that this is one of the rarer gardening titles among the PH’s, and for my money it has, so far, the best cover.

It is PH 42 - Flower Growing For Shows - E R Janes [1959]




4 comments:

VP said...

Bet it cost more than 5 bob though. I love the cover, I want to be at that show right now. It's just like the ones I remember from childhood...

Zoë said...

Fab illustration, where do you find all these marvellous books?

R. Pete Free said...

Does it say who the illustrator was? I would gladly frame that for my wall.

The Garden Monkey said...

I don't know Zoe, I'm one of those people who can't walk past a second hand bookshop, or charity shop, without popping in for a nosey.

RPF, the illustrator is David Gentleman.