The Dowager of Jerusalem

A play by the famous plant-collector, Reginald Farrer


Reginald Farrer


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.


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.



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