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My World of Hepaticas

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You only have to hold this book in your hands to realize it's a lifetimes work that has been brought together to offer us one of the best books of all time, yes it's a brilliant monograph, the first in English if I am correct. It shows in great details the lengths of perfection hat John Massey will go to, whether it be in the botanical expertise or in the photography  the likes of which have hardly ever been seen before.

It covers 25 years of John's life and includes some of his plant hunting trips with friends. Furthermore, it is a book that demonstrates how he strives for the highest possible standards in everything in this life.

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Over the next few days and weeks I shall endeavour to read it from cover to cover, no doubt making copious notes on the way. Then I will be able to fully grasp how important a book this is to so many of us.  It certainly seems to set new standards in publishing in many different ways. It is a limited edition of only 1000 copies printed here in Herefordshire and only available through Ashwood Nurseries, costing £48.95 Inc delivery within the UK  and extending to some 296 pages of A4 hardback size. It can be posted further afield but at extra costs and possible taxes.




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