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The Dowager of Jerusalem

A play by the famous plant-collector, Reginald Farrer

Author

Reginald Farrer

Publisher

Edward Arnold, London, 1908
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Printing Details

First edition, hardback bound in quarter cloth. 19.5 × 13cm, 159pp.

The author was a botanist, traveller and plant-collector but before he became an influential gardening writer (particularly with My Rock Garden) he wanted to be a dramatist, author and poet. This is one of his early plays but it was not well-received so he resumed his plant-collecting career, adventuring through bandit-country in China and in Nyitadi (Burma), where he died of diptheria in 1920.

Condition

A fair copy but quite a scarce first edition. The boards are rubbed and dulled and the book lacks the ffep. However, the main body of text is in good clean order and has secure binding.

Price

£20.00
 

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