London: John Murray, . First edition. Small quarto (9 1/16 x 6 1/2 inches; 231 x 165 mm.). One of ten copies specially bound by Zaehnsdorf in quarter green morocco, ruled in gilt, over green cloth boards. Vellum tips. Spine ruled and lettered in gilt with two raised bands and with Zaehnsdorf monogram in gilt at foot of spine. Top edge gilt. Olive green endpapers. Text illustrations. Housed in a fleece-lined green cloth slipcase. A Fine copy.
“Of this edition 10 copies have been reserved by arrangement with the Publishers for fine binding by Zaehnsdorf. This is copy number 9 which has been specially bound for David Brass” (calligraphed on an inserted limitation leaf at front). Anne Scott-James was an English journalist and author who served as editor of Harper's Bazaar before beginning a well-regarded series of gardening books. (Item #3833)