A Treatise on the Culture and Management of Fruit -Trees; in which a New Method of Pruning and Training Is Fully Described. To which Is Added, A New and Improved Edition of "Observations on the Diseases, Defects, and Injuries, in All Kinds of Fruit and Fo
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London: Longman, et al., 1818. Sixth edition (frontis., xxvi, , 481). With twelve fold-out b&w plates (with minor off-setting) and one full-page illustrating various pruning patterns, tools, and methods. Tall 8vo in three-quarter leather (rebacked earlier) and marbled paper (worn), gilt decoration to spine. Fussell says, 'Forsyth, who had been a pupil of Philip Miller, had a distinguished career as a gardener, becoming Royal Gardener at Kensington and St. James in 1784. At Kensington he found the fruit-trees in an old worn-out state and began a system of renovation by heading down and renewing the soil...and received a Parliamentary reward for discovering the ingredients of a composition...with which he covered the wounds' (More Old English Farming Books, 150). This copy skillfully rebacked and with endpapers replaced some time ago, previous owner's bookplate and gift inscription. Binding is firm and text is clean and bright. Despite some foxing to the frontis (not obviously affecting the image) and minor off-setting, a pleasing copy.
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