Abercrombie’s Practical Gardener or Improved System of Modern Horticulture. – John Abercrombie


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A scarce early example of the Cloete Crest is pasted on the front paste-down. Daniel J Cloete (1800-1879) was probably the first to use it. Browning, toning, scattered foxing throughout. Missing tail-band. The author (1726-1806) was a Scottish horticulturist. He found employment in the Kew Royal Gardens and later set up as a market gardener at Hackney. He was asked by Lochyer Davis, a publisher, to write a work on practical gardening. His initial success was followed by a work of practical guides that achieved much popularity – his “Gardeners Pocket Journal” reached a 35th edition.

Publisher: T Cadell and W Davies
Date Published: 1817
Publication Place: London

Condition: Fair. Fragile. Spine has split. Book is in two halves. Contents in good readable condition.
Binding: Hardcover. Marbled boards with leather spine and corners. Boards rubbed and corners bumped with fraying.

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Weight 600 g