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The herb-garden

By BARDSWELL, Mrs Frances Anne

subjects: herbs, cooking with,

  • 1. The | herb-garden | by | Frances A. Bardswell | author of "The Book of Town & Window Gardening," "Notes | from Nature's Garden," "Sea-coast Gardens and Gardening" | with sixteen illustrations in | colour drawn from nature by | the Hon. Florence Amherst | and Isabelle Forest
    London: Adam and Charles Black; 1911
    22.0 x 15.5 cm   Pp [i-vi] vii-viii, 1-173, [i-iii] publ ads   Purple cloth with a flowering coriander plant on front
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    In the introduction the author comments on the lack of modern literature on herbs and refers to the two main books of her time: Dr William Thomas Fernie's "Herbal simples" first published in 1895 which covers the medicinal use of herbs, and Lady Rosalind Northcote's "The book of herbs" published in London and New York by John Lane in 1903 which discusses the use of herbs in magic, perfume, decoration, heraldry and ornament. Although Mrs Bardswell's point of departure is the garden, the book contains a wealth of practical information for the kitchen and the bulk of her comments are on the uses and characteristics of herbs in cooking.
    The title-page has a green leaf border. Each colour plate is mounted on a grey leaf, and has a tissue-paper leaf opposite identifying the herbs in the picture.

  • 2. — The | herb-garden | by | Frances A. Bardswell | author of "The Book of Town & Window Gardening," "Notes | from Nature's Garden," "Sea-coast Gardens and Gardening" | with sixteen illustrations in colour | drawn from nature by | the Hon. Florence Amherst | and Isabelle Forest | Second edition
    London: A. and C. Black Ltd; 1930
    22.5 x 15.5 cm   Pp [i-vi] vii [viii] ix [x] xi [xii], 1-173, [i-v] publ ads   Beige cloth with a flowering coriander plant on front
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    Like the 1911 edition, the title-page has a green leaf border. Printed on the verso of the title-page is "First edition published in March, 1911 < Second edition (edited by E. T. Ellis, F.R.H.S.) published in 1930". In the preface to the second edition, which is signed by Ellis, the editor says, "In revising this book I have altered the text as little as possible. Most of the additions have taken the form of brief footnotes..." OB identifies the editor as Ernest Tetley Ellis.% 0109

  • 3. — [Another edition, [1942]]
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    NUCat records an edition, London: The Garden Book Club, [1942], 19 centimetres in height, seven colour plates. The entry states, "This appears to be a war-time reprint of the 1930 edition, reduced in size and with fewer plates".% 0110