The story of the plant collecting family - royal gardeners to Charles I & II. Their collection of curiosities, gathered while sailing around the world in search of plants, formed the basis of the Ashmolean Museum at Oxford. VG/VG (attractive dj, designed by Clifford Russell, has light shelf wear. Illustrated throughout, with fold-out family tree. Previous owner's name.
Michael Joseph, 1964
hardcover, very good condition, very good dust jacket