- Book Title: An Encyclopaedia of Gardening comprising the theory and practice of horticulture, floriculture, arboriculture, and lands
- Author: J C Loudon
- ISBN: MWB333
- Publisher: Longmans, Hurst etc
- Year Published: 1825
- Our Normal Price: £132.00 GBP ($176.88 USD)
- 22% Discounted Price: £102.96 GBP ($137.97 USD)
- Description: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme , Brown and Green, London 1825, second edition with '100 more new engravings and more printed matter' than the first edition. Mottled green and brown boards with light green spine and black corners. Approximately 14.5 by 7.5 x 23.5 cm tall: 1233 hand cut pages: illustrations described as 'many hundred engravings on wood by Branston'. Synopsis: An early 19th-century treasure- trove of gardening history, comment and advice entitled 'An Encyclopaedia of Gardening; comprising the theory and practice of Horticulture, Floriculture, Arboriculture, and Landscape Gardening including all the latest improvements; a General History of Gardening In All Countries; and a statistical view of its present state, with suggestions for its future progress, in the British Isles. Arranged in four parts as follows- Part One: Gardening considered in respect to its origin, progress, and present state among different nations, governments and climates. Part Two: Gardening considered as a science. Part Three: Gardening as practised in Britain. Part Four: Statistics of British Gardening,-the copiously illustrated text describes subjects including Gardens of the Romans. Gardening in France, Germany, Russia, Spain, Portugal, Anglo- North America and the British Isles;Jussieuean Hortus Britannicus, the classification and simple and compound structures of plants; the process and anomalies of vegetables; the developments; propagation, diseases, and distribution of vegetables; soils. manures, water , light, and the atmosphere; implements of Gardening; principles of design in hothouses and buildings; operations of exotic culture; vermin and diseases; gathering and preserving; pruning; artificially heat; improvements in pineapple culture; mushroom cultivation; exotic fruits and many other topics. Condition: Some wear to cover including edges: gilt lettering to spine faded : endpapers and a few pages foxed. Foxing and crinkling to the hand- cut edges. Overall clean, firm and collectable. Please note a heavy book: shipping surcharge will apply
- Condition: See Above
- Dustcover: No
- Binding: Hardback
- Type: Used Books
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