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1874 Victorian Window Gardening Illustrated Flowers Wardian Cases Decorating VG

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Seller: isadorafedora (6,090) 100%, Location: Long Beach, California, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 361833208081 PLEASE SEE the many photos below and if you cannot see the full description, please just click on the description tab to see the full description below, all the photos, and read for full details. "WHERE FLOWERS REIGN, GRACE OF MIND AND MATTER SOON FOLLOW"... Click to view supersized image Click to view supersized image Click to view supersized image A Fantastic ILLUSTRATED and very hard to find antique, 1874 ORIGINAL antique Victorian book on Gardening, Flowers, and much on Indoor and Outdoor Decorating with Plants and Flowers, Ferneries, Wardian Cases, Terrariums, Indoor plant sculptures, Floral Parlor Decorations, Indoor and outdoor Window Box Gardens, Sun rooms and Plant Rooms, Bulbs, Indoor winter gardens....French Crystal Domes........indoor Trellis of flowers and vines.......more more.... as well as decorative bird cages and aquariums, dried flowers and more...The Decoration of Parlors and Living Rooms With Ornamental Plants and Flowers The text is amazingly detailed and comprehensive in it's scope, and the MANY Illustrations are simply Breathtaking! The taste for Window Gardening and Indoor Gardening was enormously popular with the Victorians, and they eagerly decorated their homes, porches, and balconies with pots and urns of flowers, crawling vines on parlor walls, big hanging baskets, plants under glass domes, flower arrangements, tropical ferns, and ornamental plants in every room possible......To the "Development of Refinement and Elevation of Taste".. Click to view supersized image Click to view supersized image Click to view supersized image Click to view supersized image Click to view supersized image GORGEOUS (honest!)...Illustrations of beautiful Wardian Cases, Fern Cases, French Crystal domes, Art Pottery Planters, dozens of pictures of Ornamental Vases and Window boxes...Huge terrariums, aquariums, fancy jardeniers and plant stands of every kind....Greenhouses....Rooms stuffed full of plants....Floral arrangements...Ferns and Exotic plants....Outdoor arrangements.....Landscaping .......Decorative Bird Cages.....Awnings....Garden Statuary.....Tools.......Window Gardens.....Goldfish Bowls surrounded by lush flowers on a pedestal....Banquet Tables set with plants...Tea party Decorations.....Lush groupings of stunning plants in every possible way and place you could think of! Published in 1874.....A rare very early edition, which has a copyright of 1871. Much more in here than indicated by the title, which is... WINDOW GARDENING...Devoted Specially To The Culture of Flowers, and Ornamental Plants, for In Door Use and Parlor Decoration..... Click to view supersized image Attractive Hard Cover boards, embossed with designs on the front cover, a lovely leaf green color, with gold gilt stampings on the decorated spine (title on spine)....Edited by Henry T. Williams....Published in New York by Henry T. Williams, Office of Horticulture.....300 numbered pages plus a very detailed index and really delightful illustrated advertisements in the back.... The book is SO detailed in its subjects, I cannot list it all...but I will give the chapter headings and some of what is in here...The book is suited for both the amateur and the professional gardener....with many unique and original ideas first presented....From growing plants and flowers from seed...to building a greenhouse....to decorating and more...Even Winter Gardens!....The illustrations are on almost every page, and many are full page or half page...there must be over 200 illustrations in here! Click to view supersized image Click to view supersized image Click to view supersized image Click to view supersized image Click to view supersized image Click to view supersized image Click to view supersized image Divided into 2 parts....Part 1 is Window Gardening.....Part 2 is titled, Parlor Decorations... PART ONE, CHAPTER HEADINGs: 1....Window Gardening...It's Pleasures....Increase in Popular Taste....Refining Influences 2..Construction, Location, and Design of Window Gardens. 3Management of Window Gardens... 4. Special Care of Window Gardens... 5..Insects, How To Kill them 6...Propagation From Seeds, Cuttings, Etc... 7. .Propagating Boxes, Heating Cases and Cold Frames 8. Window Boxes, Pots, Jardinieres, and Plant Stands.. 9...Conservatories and Greenhouses.. 10....Hanging Baskets 11. ..The Ivy For Decorative Purposes 12..Climbing Vines..Balcony Gardening 13...Bulbs.. 14...Ferneries, Wardian Cases, and Fern Decoration 15...The Camellia .. 16..The Rose.. 17..The Fuschia and The Myrtle... 18...The Heliotrope 19...The Geranium 20...The Oleander...Bouvardia...Maherna Odorata.. 21...The Carnation 22..The Mignonette...How to Form a Tree...Cineraria...Wall Flowers....Stockgilly 23...The Verbena..Petunia...Pyrethrum 24..Alpine Plants 25...Miscellaneous Plants PART TWO....PARLOR DECORATIONS...This is quite lengthy and fantastically Illustrated.... 26... The Decoration of Parlors and Living Rooms With Ornamental Plants and Flowers 27...Table Decorations 28...Interior Decorating with Plants.........Care of Cut Flowers and Arrangements...Orchids....MORE! .... Click to view supersized image Click to view supersized image Click to view supersized image Click to view supersized image Click to view supersized image Click to view supersized image Click to view supersized image Click to view supersized image Click to view supersized image Click to view supersized image Click to view supersized image Click to view supersized image Click to view supersized image Click to view supersized image Click to view supersized image Click to view supersized image Click to view supersized image Click to view supersized image Click to view supersized image PLEASE SEE OUR AUCTIONS FOR MORE ANTIQUE and VINTAGE HATS, Clothing, AND MORE....THANK YOU....Isadora PLEASE SEE THE PHOTOS as they are part of the description.... ask if you need more info, as there will be NO RETURNS .....Shipping is not refundable.......so please ask if you have questions or concerns. Thanks! SHIPPING.... We ship from the West Coast. We normally ship every 3-4 days. ..Shipping may be less than shown for the West Coast USA. I include tracking and insurance on your domestic parcel. I charge actual estimated costs, and in the case of any overages. I will cheerfully refund the difference. INTERNATIONAL BIDDERS must pay for Priority Mail if they want tracking. PACKED between sturdy cardboard, in plastic. Condition: VERY GOOD, clean, PLEASE, SEE THE PHOTOS. Book is complete, interior is very good to excellent, very clean, covers are firmly attached, no musty odors, comes from a smoke free home estate. Book shows only mild signs of age, really nice. Covers are very good, have only light signs of wear, and are not faded or spoiled, colors are good. This is not an ex library book. Spine shows title clearly, gilt still has shine, some edge wear and mild spotting at the end of 1 spine end. The book has mild age to the covers as shown but is near excellent inside., Year Printed: 1892, Subject: Home & Garden, Original/Facsimile: Original, Binding: Hardcover, Topic: Gardening Flowers Decorating, Language: English, Special Attributes: Illustrated

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