The collectible 1966 Reader's Digest hardback book "Complete Book of The Garden" is in good to very good condition. The dust jacket is with the book. The book provides an impressive amount of gardening knowledge in seven sections totaling forty-six chapters plus a supplement section and extensive glossary and index. While the particular sections will be listed below, the information goes from planting flowers in the home to providing a "Great Temperate Zone" map. There are many illustrations and drawings - some with color - throughout the book. Also, the book has very detailed illustrations of different diseases including funguses, bacteria, and viruses that could harm plants. Color illustrations and content concerning different pests of the garden are also included. In addition, the book has information concerning greenhouses and Bonsai trees.
While it is not noted as a "First Edition", the front-matter section only shows a date of 1966 with no prior years mentioned.
The seven sections in this book are as follows:
Part I: Flowers and Plants in the Home
Part II: Plants for the Garden - An Endless Choice
Part III. Your Home in a Garden Setting
Part IV. Special Gardens
Part V. Regional Gardening
Part VI: The Wonders of Plant Growing
Part VII: Enemies of the Garden
Plus a Supplement section including:
Calendar of Work: Great Temperate Zone
There are some wear places and tears on the dust jacket and at the top of the spine of the book. Also, there are a couple pieces of the dust jacket torn away from the edge of the dust jacket. The book has an overall aged appearance. Other than this, there are no tears, missing pages, water damages, marks, or repair places on the book. There are some vintage wear, age, and rub marks on the book. There is some discoloration on the book - mainly on the outer edges of the book and pages. The book is still very straight and tight and does not have the appearance that is consistent with a book that has been opened a lot.
The decorative possibilities for this collectible 1966 Reader's Digest hardback book "Complete Book of The Garden" are many. The library or study would be enhanced by the addition of this gorgeous 1966 hardback how-to and reference book. Also, this gorgeous reference book would be welcome in a living-room or entryway area for its beautiful garden work-center theme on the front cover. In addition, the growing collection of reference and how-to books would increase in value and interest upon the arrival of this collectible and comprehensive gardening book.
The collector will appreciate this collectible gardening book for its good to very good condition, comprehensive content, and gorgeous vintage appearance.
The collectible 1966 Reader's Digest hardback book "Complete Book of The Garden" weighs 37.7 oz.
The thick hardback gardening how-to and reference book measures 8 3/16" in length x 5 13/16" wide x 2 3/8" thick.
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Vintage Garden Book Complete Book of The Garden Hardback 1966 Reference How To Book Reader's Digest 7 Sections with 46 Chapters Plus Supplement in Back Home Decor Collectible
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