Title: A Ladybird Book of Trees
Author: Brian Vesey-Fitzgerald
Illustrator: S.R. Badmin
Year: 1963 (First Edition)
Publisher: Wills & Hepworth Ltd.
Remarks: fep torn
Book Condition: Good/Very Good
Jacket Condition: Good
Description: "All who wish to know more about our trees will welcome this superb book. In it, famous tree artist S.R. Badmin has magnificently illustrated 44 trees in full colour, and shown details of all their leaves, buds, flowers and fruit. The correct, clear and interesting text has been specially written by Brian Vesey-Fitzgerald.
For sheer beauty of illustration and wealth of information, here is a book which deserves a place on every bookshelf."
Pastedowns and endpapers contain labelled b&w illustrations of common English trees.
Buff boards with blue text to front and spine. A variation of the illustration on the jacket appears in blue monochrome on the front. Unclipped (2′6 NET) pictorial jacket has a closed tear running along most of the length of the spine near the head, but is otherwise complete. A small portion of the fep is torn where the previous owner attempted to remove their name; the index overleaf remains unaffected. Pages are in very good overall condition: crisp, clean, and soundly bound.
Genuine first edition.
Measures 17.5 cm × 11.5 cm (7″ × 4.6″). 12mo. 51 pp.