An Irish Flower Garden Replanted. The Histories of Some of our Garden Plants. With Illustrations by Wendy F. Walsh. Dublin: De Burca, 1997. Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged. Quarter green calf, mustard cloth boards; spine lettered in gilt, raised bands. Closed tear (repaired) to leaf 25/26, otherwise a fine copy. Housed in publisher's slipcase.
Limited Edition of 150 Numbered Copies, Signed by the Author, Illustrator & Publisher.
Lavishly illustrated by Wendy Walsh, with 21 coloured plates (including ten new watercolours for this edition), eighteen figures in Chinese inks and nine vignettes in pencil. First published in 1984, this revised edition has according to Nelson "a chapter on roses, based on my address to the ninth World Rose Convention held in Belfast during 1991, and I have drawn into this book, in edited form, a scattering of essays that were published elsewhere and the unpublished scripts for talks which I gave on Sunday Miscellany broadcast by Radio Telefis Eireann. I have also made corrections, and altered a few names to bring them up-to-date. In a few instances, the previously published history has been revised in the light of my more recent research."