By J.C. Loudon [John Claudius Loudon]
London   For the Author by Longman, Orme, Brown, Green and Longmans
9.5" by 6.5" xvi [1], 2-752, 32pp
The first edition of Loudon's ground-breaking and incredibly influential work on landscape gardening, a work that maintained its significance throughout the Victorian period.
By J.C. Loudon [John Claudius Loudon]

1838 The Suburban Gardener and Villa Companion

London   For the Author by Longman, Orme, Brown, Green and Longmans
9.5" by 6.5" xvi [1], 2-752, 32pp
The first edition of Loudon's ground-breaking and incredibly influential work on landscape gardening, a work that maintained its significance throughout the Victorian period.
£495.00
: 1.5kgs / : 911F31

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Description

First Edition, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding

The first edition of this practical guide to the maintaining and planning of gardens and grounds.

Loudon wrote this work to be aimed at women and those who have little experience in gardening and 'rural affairs'.

With vignette illustrations and plans throughout.

J. C. Loudon was a Scottish born Botanist and Garden Designer noted as being the first person to use the word 'arboretum' in a botanical setting. Some of his important designs include Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham, Derby Arboretum, Harewood House, Bath Abbey Cemetery and many others.

With 32 pages of publisher's advertisements to the rear.

With the bookplate of L.G. Lowry to the front pastedown.

Rebacked, retaining the original endpapers.

A piece of botanical history, this guide will appeal to those with an interest in the history of garden design, and the work of J. C. Loudon. A fascinating work, by an important figure in the field.

Condition

Rebacked, in the publisher's original cloth binding, with original boards and back strip laid down. Retaining the original endpapers. Externally, excellent, with light rubbing to boards. Bookplate to front pastedown. Internally, firmly bound. Pages lightly age toned, with instances of foxing and spotting throughout.

Very Good

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