Seed Merchant Catalogue


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[002613] [Nursery Catalogue] Seed Merchants Catalogue of Flowers. Glasgow: Allan & Ferguson, First Edition. 4to. Unbound. Broadside. Good. Single sided lithographic broadside, approximately 205mm x 280mm in size, n.d. c.1850?

Some light surface soiling, corners lightly browned from old glue, small closed tear to foot catching text but with no loss, small piece missing from bottom right hand corner, a few small pen trials to borders, probably slightly cropped to head.

Advertising the flowers available at A. & McA. including hyacinths, narcissi, tulips and anemones, noting that they “have also on hand all sorts of Agricultural, Garden and Flower Seeds, Fruit, Forest and Ornamental Trees, Evergreen and Flowering Shrubs, Greenhouse Plants, Dahlias, Pansies &c. Garden Tools, Mats, Flower Pots &c.”.

A. and McA. were Austin and McAslan, seed merchants in Glasgow, established in 1717 by John McAslan, he was succeeded by his son Alexander McAslan and John Austin, trading as Austin and McAslan.

For the printers [David] Allan and [William] Ferguson, see SBTI and Worms and Baynton-Williams, pages 14-15