Gardens

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  • HOGARTH, Peter J. and ANDERSON, Ewan W.
    The Most Fortunate Situation: The Story of York's Museum Gardens

    York Yorkshire Philosophical Society 2118

    239pp illustrated with b/w plates and colour illustrations drawn from the archives, old maps, pictures and living memories of the gardens and those who created them. The Museum Gardens, York was set up as a botanical gardens in the late 18th century and was a subscription garden but now is one of the major designed open spaces, open to the public freely, in central York. Created around the site of St Mary's Abbey.

    Stock ID: 21747
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  • The Orchard by McINTOSH, Charles
    McINTOSH, Charles
    The Orchard including the management of wall and standard fruit trees, and the forcing pit; with selected lists and synonymes of the most choice varieties.

    London William S. Orr, Camden Corner 1839

    viii, 142pp. Colour frontis and title page vignette + second title page, in total 17 stunning full page plates, all hand-coloured. Steel engraved plates in the text supporting details on methods of cultivation. 8vo. Original blind stamped cloth on upper and lower boards, gilt lettering and decoration on spine. All edges gilt. The colour title page is dated 1847 suggesting it was an addition, although the printed title page is given as 1839. A lovely book with useful contemporary material on individual fruits and their cultivation. At the time of writing , McIntosh was Head Gardener to His Grace the Duke of Buccleuch, at Dalkeith where he updated and modernised the gardens.

    Stock ID: 20554
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  • Wall and Water Gardens by JEKYLL Gertrude
    JEKYLL Gertrude
    Wall and Water Gardens

    Country Life 1913

    5th edition. 177pp, colour frontis with tissue guard + many b/w photographic plates. Cloth sl. rubbed. White lettered titles on upper board, and gilt lettered spine. Previous owners name scribbled out on front end paper.

    Stock ID: 21185
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