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ILOTT, Charles and Dr Harry Roberts
- The book of asparagus
The book of | asparagus | with sections also on celery | salsify scorzonera and seakale | by | Charles Ilott, F.R.H.S. | lecturer on horticulture to the Cornwall County Council | together with chapters on the | history, decorative uses and | cookery of these vegetables | by the editor
London and New York: John Lane, The Bodley Head; 1901
19.0 x 12.5 cm Pp [i-vi] vii-ix [x] xi-xii, 1-108, [i-iv] publ ad [2s 6d in publ ad] Green cloth with image of house and garden on front
GB: *LB LoEN OB
US: DLC CU MBH Wa WaS MtBC ICJ OU
The title-page is printed in red and green. The plates are included in the pagination.
"The culture of asparagus" on pages 1-49 is complemented by "The history and cookery of asparagus" on pages 50-63. Chapters on the culture of seakale, celery, celeriac, salsify and scorzonera make upepages 64-98 and are followed by a final chapter entitled "Historic and culinary" on pages 99-108.
For information about the series and its editor, see the series title, "Handbooks of practical gardening", and Roberts, Dr Harry.
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