The Greenhouse, Hot House and Stove: Including Selected Lists of the Most Beautiful Species of Exotic Flowering Plants, and Directions for Their Cultivation. The Orchard: Including the Management of Wall and Standard Fruit Trees, and The Forcing Pit; With
Place Published: London
Publisher: Wm. S. Orr and Co., Amen Corner
Date Published: 1838-1839
Binding: Leather bound
Book Id: 38440
415; 420pp. Duodecimo [18 cm] 3/4 light green leather with marbled paper over boards, raised bands, gilt stamped red leather title labels, and gilt and embossed embellishments on the spines. Marbled text block edges and endsheets. Very good. The extremities are gently rubbed, and the boards are just a little bit bowed. The spines and the corners of the covers are sunned. Each pastedown has a previous owner's bookplate. The illustrations are are occasionally lightly offset, and the tissue guards are sporadically absent. The first volume is missing 10 of 18 plates (missing the plates at pp. 64, 78, 85, 97, 113, 134, 171 and 197), and the second volume is missing 1 of 17 hand colored plates (missing the illustration at p. 221).
In 1825, Charles McIntosh took main responsibility for the grounds at Stratton Park, Hampshire, home of the banker Sir Thomas Baring. While in this position, he contributed to the premier issue of Loudon's Gardener's Magazine, redesigned the gardens at Pengethley in Herefordshire, laid out and planted the newly developed pleasure gardens and conservatory attached to the Coliseum in The Regent's Park, and compiled and had published his important two-volume work, The Practical Gardener and Modern Horticulturalist.