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Lamb, Christian.
From the Ends of the Earth. Passionate plant collectors remembered in a Cornish garden.

Devon Bene Factum: 2004.

"Octogenarian plant lover and world traveler Christian Lamb here looks over the specimens she has gathered for her small Cornwall garden, which she calls her "Living Plant Museum," and unravels the plants' colorful gardening history, including who first discovered them, and the sometimes incredible challenges they faced bringing them back home. She also recounts her own adventures following in the footsteps of early collectors-around New Zealand in the wake of Joseph Banks up the Yangtze after Robert Fortune and through the Americas with Lewis and Clark and the Lobb brothers."

Hardcover. 7.5"x10", 224 pages, color and black & white illustrations, dust jacket. Fine.

Inventory #: 33895
Price: $ 15.00      

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