ID: 21347
£75.00
Catalogue of flower and vegetable seeds, seed potatos [sic], bulbs for Spring planting, and horticultural sundries, for 1890.

SEED CATALOGUE, MARTIN, William E., Catalogue of flower and vegetable seeds, seed potatos [sic], bulbs for Spring planting, and horticultural sundries, for 1890. Hull: William E. Martin's Seed Establishment, 20, Market Place. [1889 or 1890].

4to., 24pp., with numerous woodcut illustrations, first couple of leaves with light red stain, original printed red wrappers, light general soiling and minor wear. Overall a good copy.

An attractive priced and illustrated seed merchant's catalogue. The Hull firm of William E. Martin seems to have been a local family firm originally founded in 1788. The compiler of the 1890 catalogue recommends gardening in fulsome enthusiasm. "Gardening, properly managed, is a source of income to thousands, and of heathful recreation to other thousands. Besides the gratification it affords, the inexhaustible fields it opens up for observations and experiment, commends its interesting practice to everyone possessed of a real English home".