Title: Every Man his Own Gardener; The Compete Gardener, being a Gardener's Calendar or work to be done in the Kitchen, Fruit, Flower, Forcing Garden, &c. for Every Month in the Year.Directions for the Propagation, culture of Various Plants, Flowers, Shrubs...
Author: Thomas Mawe and John Abercrombie
Publisher: Printed For J.F & C. Rivington, T. Longman, B. Law
Year: 1782 (Ninth Edition)
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 574 pages + (12) pages of Index
Book Details + Condition: Every Man His Own Gardener: Being a New, and Much More Complete Gardener's Kalendar Than any One hitherto published. Containing Not only an Account of what Work is necessary to be done in the Hot-House, Green-House, Shrubbery, Kitchen, Flower and Fruit-Gardens, For Every Month in the Year; but also Ample Directions for Performing the Said Work, According to the Newest and Most Approved Methods now in Practice Among the Best Gardeners. In this Edition, particular Directions are given with respect to Soil and Situation; and to the Whole is added, complete and useful Lists of Forest Trees, Flowering Shrubs, Fruit Trees, Evergreens. Annual, Biennial, and Perennial Flowers. Hot-House, Green-House and Kitchen Garden Plants. With the Varieties of each Sort, cultivated in the English Gardens. London: Ninth edition, Corrected, Enlarged, and very much Improved. Frontispiece. Large 12mo (7.50" x 4.25"), full calf calf boards, raised bands, no titles. Thomas Mawe is listed as being the "Gardener to His Grace the Duke of Leeds" while John Abercrombie was a "Gardener, Tottenham-Court". Missing front board, and heavy worn binding but binding tightly held together by the string cords. Damp stain on top corner of first 50 pages. Please see pictures. Previous owner's signature on front endpaper and title page.