George Routledge & Sons 1882
8vo, red bds, stamped gold and black titling + decoration
to spine, stamped black + gold decoration to fr bd, black stamped decoration and publishers' initials to rear board. Bevel edges bds with v v sl wr + v min bmps, prize plate, dated 1892, to fr pastedown, spine v v sl shaken o/w VG+. 460 gms. With upwards of two hundred illustrations
by W S Coleman and other artists.
(Order reference 13401).
The object of this work is to furnish the reader with a guide to the various beings which can exercise any influence upon our gardens and greenhouses, to enable the cultivator to distinguish between his Friends and his Foes, and to give simple directions for encouraging the one and exterminating the other. The amateur florist will find in this work a list of several hundred beings which are commonly to be seen in gardens, and those who do not even possess a few yards of ground, and are forced to content themselves with in-door floriculture, may derive aid from its pages.
In order to assist the reader in identifying the creatures which are described in the work, figures of all the principal objects have been given. The larval as well as the perfect forms of insects are mostly figured, and are all drawn of their natural dimensions.