This is a luscious, large hardback book that is a wonder to behold. "The World in Your Garden", National Geographic Society, paintings by Else Bostelmann, Foreword by Melville Bell Grosvenor, Copyright 1957, First Edition. The book is in superb condition. The dust jacket has been price clipped and is wrapped in mylar. Gardening takes on a new dimension with this book of fabulous paintings by Else Bostelmann (80 pages!).There are also 16 pages of Kodachromes. The text by experts tells of their journeys from their faraway birthplaces. The plates of these paintings are so beautiful; saturated in color and not a single blemish in the book. I urge you to click on "larger picture" for a better view.