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The Gardener's Assistant Vol. II Orchards Hardy Fruits Vol. III Fruits Under Glass Storing, Packing & Preservatives Plant Enemies & Friends Tools Vol. IV Hardy Trees and Shrubs Herbaceous and Alpine Plants Annuals Bedding Vol. VI Structures Heating Soils &Manures Propogation Botany Calendar

By William Watson (ed.)

1925

The Gresham Publishing Company Limited : London

10.5" by 7"

vi, 237pp [4 coloured plates]; vi, 232pp [2 coloured plates]; 224pp [1 folding plate] [3 coloured plates]; v, 201pp [3 coloured plates].

 

 

 

DETAILS

Volumes II, III, IV, VI of William Watson's 'Gardener's Assistant', copiously illustrated throughout with monochromatic vignettes, coloured plates and a coloured folding map.

Lacking volumes I and V. Collated, complete. A comprehensive and beautifully illustrated guide to gardening work, comprising of a wealth of green-fingered tips and techniques. Edited by the British botanist and horticulturist William Watson, Curator at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew from 1879. Containing the following chapters: Vol. II Orchards; Splaying Fruit-Trees; The Apple; The Pear; Plums and Damsons; Peaches and Nectarines; Apricots; Cherries; Gooseberries; Currants; Raspberries; Strawberries; Miscellaneous Hardy Fruits. Vol. III The Orchard House; Grape Vines; Figs; Pine-Apples; Bananas; Melons; Oranges and Lemons; Storing Fruits; Packing Fruits for Road and Rail; Fruit-Preserving; Preserving Vegetables by Bottling; Plant Diseases Caused by Fungi; Insect and Other Plant Enemies; Garden Friends; Transplanting; Pruning; Tools, Instruments, etc., Used in Gardens. Vol. IV Flower-Gardens and Pleasure-Grounds; Hardy Ornamental Trees and Shrubs; Hardy Herbaceous and Alpine Plants; Hardy and Half-Hardy Annuals; Aquatic and Bog Plants; Bedding; The Subtropical Garden. Vol. VI Garden Structures; Artificial Heating; Soils and Manures; Propagation; Botany for Gardeners; Meteorology; Calendar of Operations in the Garden; Index. Featuring an ink inscription by prior owner to the verso of front free-endpaper in all volumes. 'William Hudson Parks and Open Spaces Superintendent Borough of Gosport'

CONDITION

Uniformly bound in a green cloth binding with decoration to front board and spine. Externally, very smart. Very slightly bumped to extremities and head and tail of spine. Rubbed to upper fore edge front board, volume VI, cloth partially detached. Rubbed to head of rear joint, volume II, showing chords. Handling marks to rear board, volume II and III. Small sections of light rubbing to upper and lower extremity, rear board, volume VI. Ink mark to upper extremity of front board, volume III. Prior owner's ink inscription to verso of front free-endpaper, all volumes. Hinges strained to volume VI; split and showing chords to rear. Internally, firmly bound. Pages generally bright and clean. Scattered light spots affecting the occasional page, heavier to first and last few pages. Pages slightly age toned to edges.

Overall Condition: Very Good Indeed

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