BURBIDGE, Frederick William (1847-1905
The Narcissus: its History and Culture with coloured plates and descriptions of all known species and principal varieties ... to which is added ... a scientific review of the entire genus, by J.G. Baker
Ashford, Kent: L. Reeve & Co. [overslip], 1875. 8vo. (9 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches). xvi, 95, pp. Half-title. 48 hand coloured lithographed plates.
Publisher's cloth, spine lettered in gilt
An important illustrated monograph on the daffodil, with hand coloured plates.
The author served as the gardener at Kew and later curator of the Trinity College Garden, Dublin. "The plates, representing all the species at present in cultivation in this country, have been prepared from fresh specimens" (Preface).
Nissen BBI, 297; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 919.