Extraordinary Editions

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The 2012 Edition comprises two very different volumes.

The first is a full and complete facsimile of Douglas’s original 1737 edition based on the typesetting of the amended edition of the Guernsey Lilly of 1727, complete with all 3 fold out illustrations. Half bound in a very traditional binding of chocolate calf with a marbled, lily design, cover paper that is speckled with a gold sheen to emulate the lily itself.

The second is a new treatise and bibliography in a companion volume by academic botanist Dr Helen Brock, examining the history, cultivation and physiology of Nerine Sarniensis, bound, in contrast to the facsimile, in a very modern binding of pink book cloth, embossed in white with a picture of a Guernsey lily.

The two volumes are presented together in a chocolate book cloth covered slipcase.