Alberto, Grey's Hardy Bulbs provides a fascinating glimpse of the state of international plant trade in the period just before the Second World War. Many of the plants grown by Grey have come back into cultivation only during the last twenty years. It is an intriguing look at the experiences of a collector who grew a vast array of plants. The title is a bit of a misnomer: basically, Grey included any plant of ornamental value of the plant families he treated (in the old broad senses lily, iris, amaryllis, orchid, canna, and ginger families and the Haemadoraceae as then defined. Many of the plants he grew were/are of doubtful hardiness even in the milder parts of England. The cultural information tends to be repetitive. One interesting feature of this book is the very detailed description given each species. This may be of use when and if the time comes to reissue this trilogy with modern nomenclature. I've had my copy for about thirty years and have enjoyed it over and over. Jim McKenney firstname.lastname@example.org Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where books are as important to my gardening life as plants are.