The Illustrated Dictionary of Gardening.  An Encyclopaedia of Horticulture for Gardeners and Botanists.  Edited by George Nicholson, Curator, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew.
George Nicholson was an English botanist and horticulturist, amongst 60 awarded the Victoria Medal of Honour by the Royal Horticultural Society in 1897 for their contributions to horticulture. He is noted for having edited "The Illustrated Dictionary of Gardening", produced as an eight-part alphabetical series between 1884 and 1888 with a supplement, and published by L. Upcott Gill of London.’

11 editions set of Victorian Gardening, Horticulture & Botany books in a dark green cloth blocked in bright gold with black horticultural symbols. Fine colour paintings of flowers, and drawings within the text. A beautiful set in a fair condition for its age. The editor was Curator of Kew Gardens.

Books included in set:

DIV ll
DIV lll

DIV lX New Varieties
DIV X Century Supplement 
DIV XI Century Supplement 
DIV XII Century Supplement 1901

Delivery £10

The Illustrated Dictionary of Gardening by George Nicholson 1884