ECOLOGY

[ The English garden. ] Manuscript plan of unnamed garden, with bloom calendar table showing the blooming patterns of more than a hundred flowers.

Author: 
[ The English garden; gardening; ecology ]
Publication details: 
Place not stated [ England ]. 1928.
£120.00

The table or bloom calendar is in a makeshift table, ruled out in pencil over 2pp., folio. It is in poor condition, heavily-aged, divided into two sections along central horizontal fold line, and with slight loss to text from chipping.

[ Auberon Herbert ] Autograph Letter Signed "Auberon Herbert" to "Professor Flower", surgeon, Director of Natural History Museum, about saving the New Forest from "interference".

Author: 
Auberon Herbert, (1838–1906) was a writer, theorist, philosopher, and 19th century individualist. (wikipedia)
Publication details: 
Old House, Ringwood, 27 April 1890.
£65.00

Two pages, 12mo, tipped on to larger piece of paper, good condition. Herbert is "being examined by H of C [House of Commons] Committee on New Forest." He asks Flower for a line "saying from a science point of view how important it is to leave the one bit of old wood we have got without interference, without cutting, without introducing new kinds of trees, & how interesting the struggle of nature is when she is left to produce in the face of enemies. What we plead for is perfect naturalness."

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