The Royal Horticultural Society Desk Address Book

The RHS Address Book for 2009 is illustrated with works from the collection drawings made by Chinese artists under the supervision of John Reeves (1774-1856). Reeves, an inspector of tea at Canton and Macao for the East India Company, sent a total of 755 drawings to the Society. The Reeves Chinese drawings were divided into two sets. One set consists of three folio volumes containing 127 drawings of camellias, chrysanthemums and peonies. The remaining drawings were grouped in five volumes covering a large variety of plants. The anthologies are from the RHS Lindley Library, acknowledged as the world's finest horticultural library. Tabbed sections throughout.
Author:
Brent Elliott

Short Description

The RHS Address Book for 2009 is illustrated with works from the collection drawings made by Chinese artists under the supervision of John Reeves (1774-1856). Reeves, an inspector of tea at Canton and Macao for the East India Company, sent a total of 755 drawings to the Society. The Reeves Chinese drawings were divided into two sets. One set consists of three folio volumes containing 127 drawings of camellias, chrysanthemums and peonies. The remaining drawings were grouped in five volumes covering a large variety of plants. The anthologies are from the RHS Lindley Library, acknowledged as the world's finest horticultural library. Tabbed sections throughout.

Long description

The RHS Address Book for 2009 is illustrated with works from the collection drawings made by Chinese artists under the supervision of John Reeves (1774--1856). Reeves, an inspector of tea at Canton and Macao for the East India Company, sent a total of 755 drawings to the Society. The Reeves Chinese drawings were divided into two sets. One set consists of three folio volumes containing 127 drawings of camellias, chrysanthemums and peonies. The remaining drawings were grouped in five volumes covering a large variety of plants. The anthologies are from the RHS Lindley Library, acknowledged as the world's finest horticultural library. Tabbed sections throughout.

Product details

Author:
Brent Elliott
Format:
Hardcover
Publisher:
Frances Lincoln
ISBN:
9780711228412
Pages:
112
Width (mm):
170
Length (mm):
230

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