The Tulip

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Anna Pavord, the Independent’s gardening correspondent, freely admits to being obsessed with tulips and her book begins with her search for wild Tulipa bakeri on a Cretan mountainside. Illustrated with magnificent reproductions, the history that follows traces the tulip from the garden of Sultan Mehmed II in 15th-century Constantinople, through its conquest of Western Europe, to the present, and includes discussions of the 17th-century ‘Tulipomania’, tulips in art and literature, and descriptive lists of tulip species and cultivars. Linen bound; no jacket.

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The Tulip

The Tulip

Hardback448pp Illustrated250x195mm

9780747543473     Product Code: 504001

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Anna Pavord, the Independent’s gardening correspondent, freely admits to being obsessed with tulips and her book begins with her search for wild Tulipa bakeri on a Cretan mountainside. Illustrated with magnificent reproductions, the history that follows traces the tulip from the garden of Sultan Mehmed II in 15th-century Constantinople, through its conquest of Western Europe, to the present, and includes discussions of the 17th-century ‘Tulipomania’, tulips in art and literature, and descriptive lists of tulip species and cultivars. Linen bound; no jacket.

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