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The Tulip

The Tulip

Author: Anna Pavord
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1999. Reprint. A near fine copy only marked by a previous owners details to the half title page. The d/w is unclipped and fine.

The Tulip is not a gardening book. It is the story of a flower that has made men mad. Greed, desire, anguish, devotion have all played their part in the development of the tulip from a wild flower of the Asian steppes to the world-wide phenomenon it is today. The US alone imports three thousand million tulip bulbs each year, Germany and France even more. Roaming through Asia, India, Russia and the Ottoman Empire, the author tells how the tulip arrived from Turkey and took the whole of Western Europe by storm. At an auction in Alkmaar, Holland in 1637, a single bulb of the red-and-white tulip 'Admiral Liefkens' changed hands for 4,400 guilders, at a time when the grand master of Dutch flower painting could rarely command more than 5,000 guilders. Sumptuously illustrated from a wide range of sources, the book also features descriptions of eighty wild-species of tulips and several hundred garden varieties. This beautifully produced and irresistible volume will become a bible, a unique source book, a universal gift book and a joy to all who possess it.
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General Fields

  • : 9780747542964
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : April 1999
  • : 2 Centimeters X 19.6 Centimeters X 25.2 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 438
  • : 635.9/3432
  • : English
  • : Hardback
  • : Anna Pavord