Up the Garden Path: Thelwell's Guide to Gardening by Norman Thelwell is a 128-page hardcover published in 1967 by E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc., and is a stated first edition. The dust jacket has some minor shelf wear, closed tears and surface discoloration due to age. Inside, the previous owner's bookplate and name are affixed to the end pages. This is a reader's copy.
Norman Thelwell has turned from life with animals to life with flowers in his newest cartoon collection, and the result is a delight for the garden enthusiast and the armchair gardener--and even for those bemused by the whole idea of coping with plants. He combines advice delivered with appropriate solemnity with illustrations rendered with wit and imagination to prove once and for all that a gardener's life is full of exceptions to the guidebook rule--and that in clash between plant and planter, it's the plant that wins. For Thelwell applies long-established rules to specific situations to demonstrate that the plants never read the books.Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 66-21300