The Greenhouse, Hot House and Stove. Including Selected Lists of the Most Beautiful Species of Exotic Flowering Plants and Directions for their Cultivation

By: M'Intosh, Charles

Price: £150.00

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Book Condition: Good


Thick 12mo, pp viii, 415, all edges gilt, with a frontispiece, an extra vignette title page, and 16 hand-coloured plates, some with slight age-toning and slight blemishes, the frontispiece with a little surface loss due toi adhesion with the facing flimsy, otherwise clean and tight internally, contemporary book label of John Ellison, Liverpool on the front endpaper, original blind-stamped cloth, gilt wreath on upper and lower covers, ornate gilt decorated spine, slightly marked and worn. [M'Intosh was descended from a line of gardeners: his grandfather, great-grandfather, and great-great-grandfather had been gardeners to the dukes of Atholl, while his father was the gardener, forester, and manager of improvements on the Abercairney estate for nearly fifty years. In 1814, aged about twenty, M'Intosh travelled to England under the patronage of the landscape gardener Lewis Kennedy (1789-1877). Kennedy introduced him to his father, the senior partner of the important nursery of Lee and Kennedy at Hammersmith, London. M'Intosh had a remarkable career during which he worked for European royalty and the aristocracy, including the King of the Belgians and the Duke of Buccleugh, on estates where finance for gardening projects was virtually unlimited. However, he always showed himself generous with his knowledge and had the ability to write practical books from which a wide range of landowners and gardeners, both professional and amateur, could benefit. The published reviews of his books showed the affection, respect, and esteem in which he was held, as did the wide support for his testimonial, which referred to the help he quietly gave to other members of his profession.]

Title: The Greenhouse, Hot House and Stove. Including Selected Lists of the Most Beautiful Species of Exotic Flowering Plants and Directions for their Cultivation

Author Name: M'Intosh, Charles

Categories: Gardening, Victorian,

Publisher: London, Wm S Orr & Co: 1838

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: 014888