Book Description

LOUDON, Jane. The Amateur Gardener's Calendar: being a monthly guide as to what should be avoided, as well as what should be done, in a garden in each month: with plain rules how to do what is requisite; directions for laying out and planting kitchen and flower gardens, pleasure grounds, and shrubberies; and a short account, in each month, of the quadrupeds, birds, and insects then most injurious to gardens. First edition. xx, 372pp., half-title., 124 wood engraved illustrations in the text. A very good copy in original blind floral stamped cloth with gilt lettered spine. Slight wear to head of spine and very minor marks to the upper cover. With binder’s ticket of Remnant & Edmonds. Some foxing to the end-papers, and half-title. The first edition is scarce. small 8vo. Longman, Brown. 1847. ~ The idea for this work was suggested to Mrs Loudon by Thomas Wilson of Crimbles House, near Leeds, and she sought advice from Mr Ogle, gardener to the Earl of Aberdeen, at Eridge Castle, and Mr Caie, gardener to the Dowager Duchess of Bedford, at Bedford Lodge.
Author LOUDON, Jane.
Date 1847

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