Title: The Floricultural Cabinet, hand-coloured plate from the July issue

Date: 1837

Bibliographic Citation: The Floricultural Cabinet and Florists’ Magazine. London: Whittaker, 1837. Vol. 5.

Notes: This illustrated popular periodical edited by James Harrison, gardener to a Lord Wharncliff, first appeared in 1833. By this, the fifth volume, circulation had reached more than ten thousand and Harrison left his job to work full-time on the magazine.

Physical Description: image.figure (illustration).colour 22 × 30 cm

Language: English

Description: Appearing in monthly installments, each issue contained a coloured botanical plate, a listing of new and rare plants, a section of articles reporting cultivation techniques, as well as a section of “miscellaneous intelligence” that included news and a question and answer section. Here Harrison published “queries” sent by readers, alongside answers received from readers to queries printed in previous months. This particular page of miscellaneous intelligence lists upcoming shows of local horticultural societies in the month of July.

Subject: Flower gardening — Great Britain — Periodicals.
Floriculture — Great Britain — Periodicals.

Publisher: Rare Books and Special Collections, McGill University

is Part Of Exhibition: Interpersonal Print

Exhibition Theme: Societies and Periodicals

Call Number: SB403 F57 Rare Books/Special Collections

Image Identifier: 10_001245189_whittaker-p168and169