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1961, The Illustrated Home Garden Guide, edited by E.L.D. Seymour
The Illustrated Home Garden Guide the complete garden encyclopedia. Edited by E.L.D. (Edward Loomis Davenport) Seymour and Published by J.J. Little & Ives Co. in 1961. Massive light blue-green plastic binder with 3 screws holding 14 bound sections, 1796 pages (complete). Cover shows various garden scenes, including a family of 3 working/playing in the garden. Like new except very minor marks on surface of cover. Contents: 72 gray scale photos; 55 color plates; Supplements: A Guide to Your First Garden, A Guide to Home Landscaping, A Guide to Garden Friends and Foes, Garden Know-How, A Garden Timetable.
When people say "a definitive guide" this is the type of book they are referring to, a near 10-pounder and exceptionally comprehensive. Interior appears unexplored.
E.L.D. Seymour was the Garden Editor of American Home Magazine; Editor of The Garden and Farm Almanac from 1913-1916; Associate Editor of Florist's Exchange and Horticultural Trade World; Associate Editor of Country Life in America; Associate Editor of The Garden Magazine. A Founder of The American Horticultural Council. Member of the Botanical Society of America; and Author of more than a dozen books.
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