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Perkins, John (Gardener)

Floral designs for the table : being directions for its ornamentation with leaves, flowers & fruit, with classified lists of suitable plants, berries, and leaves, and twenty-four original coloured designs / by John Perkins, head gardener for twenty-nine years to the late and present Lord Henniker.

London : Wyman and Sons, 81 Great Queen Street, Lincoln's-Inn Fields, W.C., 1877.
Physical Description:
38, [2] pages, 24 leaves of plates : color illustrations ; 22 x 34 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
TX879 .P47 1877+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Copyright Status:
Public Domain
With wood-engraved initials.
Publisher's advertisements, [2] pages at end.
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in publisher's quarter maroon cloth and illustrated green boards. Embossed stamp: "W.H. Smith & Son, Library, 186 Strand."
In addition to several examples of daily table settings for dinner and luncheon, there are special table settings for the wedding breakfast table, cricket luncheon table, harvest home dinner table, hunt breakfast table, and Christmas dinner table.
Subject Terms:
Floral decorations -- England -- London.
Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
Table etiquette -- England -- London.
Table setting and decoration -- England -- London.
W.H. Smith & Son Library -- Stamp.
Chromolithographs -- 1877.
Wood engravings -- 1877.
Wyman & Sons, publisher.
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