Practical Hints in the Culture and Management of Alpine or Rock Plants (Will Ingwersen's copy).

By: Lothian, James

Price: £250.00

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Book Condition: Very Good


Illustrated with two plain and four hand-coloured lithograph plates, an extra lithographed vignette title page, 12mo, (measures 164 x 105 mm), pp 82, all edges gilt, very clean internally, red blind-stamped cloth with gilt circular motif on the upper cover, slightly rubbed, with very slight wear to the spine head and the top of the upper joint. RARE. From the library of the alpine nurseryman Will Ingwersen, with his bookplate on the front endpaper. [The first book in English to deal with alpine gardening. Twenty-five years later it attracted the sarcasm of William Robinson. This is the true first edition of 1845. There was a re-issue around fifteen years later - this is distinguishable only in the shape and design of the gilt wreath on the upper cover. An extensive article by Charles Nelson on the book and its author can be found in Huntia Volume 13 number 2.]

Title: Practical Hints in the Culture and Management of Alpine or Rock Plants (Will Ingwersen's copy).

Author Name: Lothian, James

Categories: Victorian, Alpines, Garden History,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Edinburgh, London & Dublin, W.H.Lizars; S. Highley & W. Curry: 1845

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 016074

Keywords: rockery.garden.gardening.