Thorburn's High Class Seed Gardening Flowers 1911 pictorial mail order catalogBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 20th Century Books, Vintage Advertising, Illustrated Catalogs, Mail Order Catalogs, Gardening, Flowers, Vegetables, J.M. Thorburn Co.).
Thorburn's High Class Seeds.
Published 1911, New York by J.M. Thorburn & Co.
144 pages. Text in English. Profusely illustrated throughout (all b&w, both offset photos and line drawings).
Publisher's paper wrappers, embossed (in raised relief) gilt title lettering
Catalogue is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Catalogue is not new or in "new" condition.
The inherently fragile coated paper binding gently age worn, trivial spine stress and wear, mostly light or inoffensive signs of handling and time but nothing severe or unsightly, a remarkably fresh and clean example overall, very attractive as an object. A rarity in any condition, this example a condition rarity. Survival rate for early 20th century seed catalogues such as this is miniscule compared to the original production numbers. Thus all examples of each one is uncommon/ scarce, and when in nice clean condition certainly among a small handful still extant.
Paper is gently toned, still clean, tight, sound internally.
Still attractive on the shelf. The catalogue displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in overall nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws which may be present seem easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail showing how this rare seed catalogue survives. The asking price reflects the condition based on our examination and 35+ years full time exposure to antiquarian books, maps and printed ephemera of all types and genres. Flaws seen and/ or described have been taken into account.
Book Measures c. 10" H x 7" W.