This is the first botanical monograph devoted to the genus Narcissus to be published since the AGS published Narcissus: A Guide to Wild Daffodils in 1990. The book is illustrated with botanical paintings by the author. There are also maps showing where he has seen each plant or is aware of others who have seen it. An introduction is followed by a seven-page classification of the genus. The text is devoted to a botanical discussion of each plant.
Michael Salmon is a retired nurseryman and writes: 'A Survey of the Genus Narcissus is an up-to-date account of the classification, nomenclature and biology of species and naturally occurring hybrids. It is a personal view, the product of over 50 years collecting and cultivation.'