London: Wm. S. Orr and Co., Amen Corner, 1840. A New Edition. Leather bound. 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. Item #38772
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.