The Genus Iris
Place Published: Cambridge
Publisher: At the University Press
Date Published: 1913
Edition: First edition
Binding: Leather bound
Book Id: 36538
245pp. Folio [45 cm] 1/2 green leather with green cloth covered boards, a gilt stamped title and 5 gilt ruled lines on the spine, and a gilt stamped title on the front cover. Top edge gilt. Other edges untrimmed. Decorative endpapers. Indexed. Very good. The extremities are gently bumped and rubbed. There is a very small open tear in the top edge of the rear pastedown. The pages are occasionally lightly foxed, and there are a couple of large, but subtle dark patches on the half title page and the page directly opposite this page. Tanned pages. Complete. With 48 colored tipped in plates. Extra charges apply on this item due to weight.
With forty-seven coloured drawings by F. H. Round, one coloured plate of seeds by Miss R. M. Cardew and thirty line drawings by C. W. Johnson. This scholarly work classifies the known species of the genus, grouping the species into a few sections. He includes a detailed bibliography of irises, a general description of the structure of the iris flower, a bit on cultivation and diseases of irises, and a thorough scientific description of each of the species.