The Tulip

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Macmillan, Jan 15, 1999 - Gardening - 439 pages
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The New York Times bestseller and international publishing sensation.

Greed, desire, anguish, and devotion have all played their part in the development of the tulip from a wild flower of the Asian steppes to the worldwide phenomenon it is today. No other flower has ever carried so much cultural baggage: it charts political upheavals, illuminates social behavior, mirrors economic booms and busts, and plots the ebb and flow of religious persecution.

Sumptuously illustrated from a wide range of sources, this beautifully produced and irresistible volume has become a bible, a unique source book, a universal gift book, and a joy to all who possess it. Now available in paperback, it's as irresistible as its subject.

 

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User Review  - Cheralyn Darcey - Goodreads

Tulips! How misunderstood you all are my friends! If you love Tulips and you haven't read anything concerning their history, then I would suggest this book. Gorgeously illustrated throughout, it gives ... Read full review

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User Review  - Lori - Goodreads

I love flowers, especially tulips and roses, but this is more info than needed. I am having a hard time getting through this book, there is way too much info. I have decided not to finish. Read full review

Contents

Introduction I
1
A Flower of the East
27
The Tulip in Northern Europe
56
Early British Growers
102
The Dutch and Tulipomania
137
Dutch Dominance
178
The English Florists Tulip
204
The Last Hundred Years
253
The Species
279
Tulip Cultivars
346
Chronology of Tulips
406
Bibliography
420
Copyright

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About the author (1999)

Anna Pavord is the gardening correspondent for the Independent, and the author of The Flowering Years and Gardening Companion. She lives in Dorset, England.

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