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The book of asparagus

By ILOTT, Charles and Dr Harry Roberts

subjects: vegetables,

  • 1. 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
    Can:   BVaUB  
    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.