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Inhaltsangabe: The ultimate study of the peony: a celebration of its place in art and in history as well as a practical guide to its cultivation.
Rezension: Jane Fearnley-Whittingstall's Peonies is a ravishing book--the sort of book that you covet from the moment you see it--but it isn't just lovely to look at, it is also a wonderful read. It tells the long and fascinating history of this most beautiful of flowers, tracing its origins in the wild to its cultivation in the Imperial gardens of China and Japan and its journey to the West. The characters encountered along the way include an empress who arranged for the planting of many thousands of tree peonies, yet murdered her baby daughter and in her 70s took two brothers half her age as lovers, and a French missionary who spent most of his life in China collecting over 1,500 species of peony, most of which were sent back to France. As befits its subject, the book is lavishly illustrated with paintings and photographs that are both informative and appealing.
But this is not just a wonderful story well told. It is also a serious work of reference giving comprehensive information on peony varieties, how to grow them, where to find them, and where to see them. It's written with the international reader in mind, so references include information relevant to the U.S., Australia, and New Zealand as well as Great Britain and Europe. --Stephanie Donaldson
Buchbeschreibung Seven Dials, Cassell & Co., U.S.A., 1999. Paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good. Clean paperback, 1" crease to right top tip of cover, remainder dot on bottom edge Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 023673
Buchbeschreibung Seven Dials, Cassell & Co., 2000. Paperback. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Good, VERY gently used copy. Small stain on outer edge of pages, otherwise excellent condition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers BELA5-278M
Buchbeschreibung Seven Dials, Cassell & Co., 2000. Paperback. Buchzustand: Used: Very Good. Minor shelf/edge wear. In very good condition,binding tight.Text clean & unmarked. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 35565-070112
Buchbeschreibung Seven Dials, Cassell and Company, London, 2000. Paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good to Near Fine. 384 pp. Tightly bound. Spine not compromised. Text is free of markings. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 055006
Buchbeschreibung Seven Dials, London, 2000. Soft cover. Buchzustand: VG+. No Jacket. 384 pp. (NATURAL HISTORY). Buchnummer des Verkäufers 004245
Buchbeschreibung Orion Publishing Group, Limited, London, United Kingdom, 2000. Trade Paperback. Buchzustand: Fine. First Paperback. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. This is a fine first edition paperback copy, white spine. MEDIA SHIPPING ONLY, extra for airmail or international shipping. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 063099
Buchbeschreibung Seven Dials, Cassell and Co., London, 1999. Soft Cover. Buchzustand: Fine. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 014699
Buchbeschreibung Orion Publishing Group, Limited, 2000. Soft cover. Buchzustand: Fine. Clean Inside, No Remarks Or Highlights. Paperback. 384 Pages With The Index.Large Heavy Books May Need More Payment For Overseas Delivery. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 031601
Buchbeschreibung Paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GOR002495539
Buchbeschreibung Seven Dials, Cassell & Co. PAPERBACK. Buchzustand: New. 1841880817 Never Read-may have shelf or handling wear to cover or edges due to age or shelf life-Good Copy- publishers mark-I ship FAST. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SKU03483