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REF: Iris books

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • Subject: REF: Iris books
  • From: Donald Mosser <dmosser@ibm.net>
  • Date: Sat, 27 Sep 1997 22:26:35 -0600 (MDT)

Now that I have my copy, I just thought that I would mention what a great
bargain that I feel I got on a recent iris book purchase.  I just received
my copy of:
"A Guide to Species Irises : Their Identification and Cultivation"
Species Group of the British Iris Society (Editor) / Hardcover / Published

I purchased it from Barnes and Noble Bookstores website for approximately
$35.00(U.S).  I had wanted this book since it was discussed on the IRIS-L
many months ago, but when I checked Amazon Books on the World Wide Web at
the time it listed for $105.00 (and still does). This was and still is a
little out of my price range for a single new book. Apparently, it pays to
keep pricing around for iris books.  This guide to species is not a coffee
table book, but it seems to have a good bit of information and should serve
me well as a reference book in the future.

Barnes and Noble had such good deals that I stocked up for winter reading
and iris dreaming by purchasing the following books:

The Japanese Iris / Currier McEwen / Hardcover 

Iris: Flower of the Rainbow / Graeme Grosvenor,Jim Frazier / Hardcover 
(Yes, $38.50! rather than the publisher's price of $55.00)

Growing Irises, 2nd Ed. (Growing Series) / Graeme Grosvenor / Paperback 

Could someone please give me their opinion or review on the following books?

The Genus Iris / Dykes William R / Paperback 

The Iris / Brian Mathew / Hardcover (what are the big differences between
the first and second editions of this book?)



Donald Mosser

North Augusta, South Carolina, USA
On the South Carolina and Georgia Border
USDA Zone 7b-8

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