A Traveller's Notes, or Notes of a Tour through India, Malaysia, Japan, Corea, The Australian Colonies and New Zealand during the Years 1891-1893 - James Herbert Veitch 1896 - James Veitch & Sons, Royal Exotic Nursery - First and only edition, for private circulation First and only edition of distinguished horticulturist Veitch’s compilation of notes and observations, collected during his 1891-93 tour, which took him through Ceylon, Delhi, Singapore, Java, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Australia and New Zealand, to inspect various Botanical Gardens and horticultural establishments, and undertake a plant collecting expedition.

Large and wonderfully illustrated with nine full page photogravure plates, together with a large folding colour map, and numerous illustrations throughout the text, taken from photographs by the author.

James Herbert Veitch (1868-1907) was the eldest son of John Gould Veitch, of the English Veitch nursery dynasty, started at the beginning of the 19th century, and quite possibly the most influential and powerful of all the great nurseries in the world, responsible for employing and financing the expeditions of such important botanists as Ernest Henry “Chinese” Wilson [1876-1930], Frederick William Thomas Burbidge [1847-1905], brothers William and Thomas Lobb, Charles Maries, and in turn responsible for some of the greatest plant discoveries of the 19th and early twentieth century. By the beginning of the First World War Veitch Nurseries had introduced 1,281 plants into cultivation, which were previously unknown or newly bred varieties.
  James Herbert Veitch (1868-1907) was the eldest son of John Gould Veitch, of the English Veitch nursery dynasty, started at the beginning of the 19th century, and quite possibly the most influential and powerful of all the great nurseries in the world, responsible for employing and financing the expeditions of such important botanists as Ernest Henry “Chinese” Wilson [1876-1930], Frederick William Thomas Burbidge [1847-1905], brothers William and Thomas Lobb, Charles Maries, and in turn responsible for some of the greatest plant discoveries of the 19th and early twentieth century. By the beginning of the First World War Veitch Nurseries had introduced 1,281 plants into cultivation, which were previously unknown or newly bred varieties.

Most of Veitch’s ‘notes’ had previously appeared in
The Gardener’s Chronicle, between 1891 and 1894.

Provenance: E. K. Lynch.

References:
Australian Herbaria, web. Dictionary of National Biography, web.
Quarto (32 x 24.5 cm). pp. [4] 219 [1]. Publisher’s pale green cloth, decoratively lettered in black and blue to upper cover and spine, white paper label with red and blue Chinese characters to lower front board near spine.
  Condition: Very good, light rubbing to corners and edges, with slight loss to spine ends, wear to lower corner of rear panel, scattered foxing to first and last few pages and plates, text block a little shaken.   Ref: 108499   Price: HK$ 3,000