Book Description

1991 Facsimile limited edition number 238 of 600 copies. 8vo 187pp. Hardback cloth bound in dust wrapper. The book was not published in Sir Thomas Hanmer’s lifetime and the complete work only appeared in print in 1933 transcribed from the original manuscript of 1659 by Ivy Elstob and edited with an expert introduction by Eleanour Sinclair Rohde. Originally written in 1659, the Garden Book of Sir Thomas Hanmer is a fundamental source of information to garden historians and all interested in horticulture. It is regarded as one of the earliest and most important garden books in the English language, remedying the perceived deficiency in knowledge at the time, and helps gardeners to choose appropriate materials for their gardens. Sir Thomas Hanmer lived at Bettisfield in Flintshire. He corresponded with and was closely associated with influential horticulturists including John Evelyn, John Rea, and John Rose, keeper of St James’s gardens for Charles II.
Dealer Notes
Stock Ref No: 274
Author Hanmer, Sir Thomas; Rohde, Eleanour Sinclair; Elstob, Ivy
Date 1991
Binding Embossed brown cloth hardback in dustwrapper
Publisher Mold: Library & Information Service, Clwyd County Council,
Condition Very Good.

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