Hobbies & Leisure / Gardening- General / The Garden's Assistant: Practical and Scientific by Robert Thompson. Thomas Moore Robert Thompson. Thomas Moore Blackie and Son, London, Glasgow and Edinburgh, 1878: half  brown leather on mottled boards: approximately 17 x  7 x 25 cm tall: 956 pages including index: 12 full page colour plates: 12 full page black and white plates: inset black and white drawings,  diagrams and tables. Synopsis: Described on the title page as 'The Garden's Assistant: Practical and Scientific. A guide to the formation and management of the kitchen, fruit, and flower gardens, and the cultivation of conservatory, greenhouse and stove plants; with a copious calendar of gardening operations, and select lists of plants, fruit, and vegetables by Robert Thompson, of the Royal Horticultural Society's Gardens, Chiswick, Corresponding Member of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, and of the Royal Commission of Pomology of Belgium. New edition, revised and extended by Thomas Moore, F.L.S., Curator of the Chelsea Botanic Garden, co-editor of the 'Gardners Chronicle' and editor of the 'Florist and Pomologist' assisted by eminent practical gardeners. Illustrated by numerous engravings and coloured plates.' this scholarly and highly regarded late 19th century guidebook  includes  descriptive notes on the plates, a calendar of garden operations, and sections on the organs and food of plants, soils and manures, tools, instruments and machines, fruit and the  kitchen garden, propagation, transplanting, pruning, a variety of fruits, garden structures, forcing, the flower garden, the pleasure grounds, the hardy arboreal and shrubby plants, hardy conifers, hardy herbaceous plants, hardy popular and florists flowers, bedding and subtropical plants, seaside and town plants, horticultural buildings, conservatory and greenhouse plants, the stove and forcing house, and floral decorations. Condition: some scratching and edgewear to cover: endpapers slightly darkened from age: occasional sporadic foxing and small brown marks to text: overall very clean, firm and good. Please note a heavy book: shipping surcharge will apply. used books
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  • Book Title: The Garden's Assistant: Practical and Scientific
  • Author: Robert Thompson. Thomas Moore
  • ISBN: MWB1
  • Publisher: Blackie and Son
  • Year Published: 1878
  • Our Price: £110.00 GBP ($176.00 USD)
  • Description: Blackie and Son, London, Glasgow and Edinburgh, 1878: half brown leather on mottled boards: approximately 17 x 7 x 25 cm tall: 956 pages including index: 12 full page colour plates: 12 full page black and white plates: inset black and white drawings, diagrams and tables. Synopsis: Described on the title page as 'The Garden's Assistant: Practical and Scientific. A guide to the formation and management of the kitchen, fruit, and flower gardens, and the cultivation of conservatory, greenhouse and stove plants; with a copious calendar of gardening operations, and select lists of plants, fruit, and vegetables by Robert Thompson, of the Royal Horticultural Society's Gardens, Chiswick, Corresponding Member of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, and of the Royal Commission of Pomology of Belgium. New edition, revised and extended by Thomas Moore, F.L.S., Curator of the Chelsea Botanic Garden, co-editor of the 'Gardners Chronicle' and editor of the 'Florist and Pomologist' assisted by eminent practical gardeners. Illustrated by numerous engravings and coloured plates.' this scholarly and highly regarded late 19th century guidebook includes descriptive notes on the plates, a calendar of garden operations, and sections on the organs and food of plants, soils and manures, tools, instruments and machines, fruit and the kitchen garden, propagation, transplanting, pruning, a variety of fruits, garden structures, forcing, the flower garden, the pleasure grounds, the hardy arboreal and shrubby plants, hardy conifers, hardy herbaceous plants, hardy popular and florists flowers, bedding and subtropical plants, seaside and town plants, horticultural buildings, conservatory and greenhouse plants, the stove and forcing house, and floral decorations. Condition: some scratching and edgewear to cover: endpapers slightly darkened from age: occasional sporadic foxing and small brown marks to text: overall very clean, firm and good. Please note a heavy book: shipping surcharge will apply.
  • Condition: See Above
  • Dustcover: No
  • Binding: Hardback
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