The Greenhouse, Hot House and Stove: Including Selected Lists of the Most Beautiful Species of Exotic Flowering Plants, and Directions for Their Cultivation
Place Published: London
Publisher: Wm. S. Orr and Co., Amen Corner
Date Published: 1840
Edition: A New Edition
Binding: Leather bound
Book Id: 38772
415pp. Duodecimo [18 cm] Light green cloth over boards, ornamentally stamped in blind and gilt. All edges gilt. Good. The extremities are bumped, and the cloth at the spine ends is a bit chipped. The spine is darkened. There is a 2 and 1/2" crack in the front endsheet along the hinge. There is a contemporary owner's brief notation on the front pastedown. The text block is cracked at the beginning. Sporadic light foxing on the pages. Complete with 17 hand colored plates and 1 hand colored vignette.
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.