London: Blackie & Son, 1859. First Edition. Hard Cover. 12 Hand-Colored Plates. Quarto; original green cloth, decorated in gilt. From the library of Alfred Waterhouse, architect of London's Natural History Museum with his bookplate on front pastedown. A guide to the formation and management of the kitchen, fruit orchard and flower garden and the cultivation of the conservatory, green-house and stove plants with a copious calendar of gardening operations.774pp., (blank), 8pp. publisher's catalog. Beautifully illustrated with 12 hand colored plates of various botanicals and fruits with several black and white illustrations within the text including those on garden structures and conservatories which presumably was Prof. Waterhouse's interest. Bound in green cloth over beveled boards, boards pictorially stamped in gilt within blind stamped borders; spine lettered and decorated in gilt, yellow endpapers, inner hinges cracked but sturdy; general light wear overall with small wear hole through cloth at rear. Plates are clean and bright with tissue guards present; internally clean. A very good copy.
(Inventory #: 3539)
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