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The Cottage Gardener: A Practical Guide In Every Department of Horticulture Volume II Volume III

By George W. Johnson (ed.)

1849-1850

WM. S. Orr and Co. : London

10.5" by 7.5"

viii, 360pp; viii, 348pp.

 

 

 

DETAILS

Volumes II and III of the 'Cottage Gardener' magazine, edited by George W. Johnson and copiously illustrated throughout.

With its first issue published in 1848, the 'Cottage Gardener' was a weekly Victorian horticultural periodical edited by George William Johnson, who notably specialised in the application of chemistry to horticulture. Each volume features a vast variety of subject matters, offering information on everything from greenhouse and window gardening to the history of apiary, providing a fascinating insight into gardening within the era. Volume II contains weekly installments of the journal from from April to September 1849, whilst volume III contains installments October to 'March 28' 1850. In an attractive half morocco binding with marbled paper boards and endpapers. Copiously illustrated throughout with numerous woodcuts throughout both volumes. Featuring a contemporary prior owner's ink inscription and bookplate of a 'Rich. Clapham' to both volumes, dated 1849 to volume II and 1850 to volume III.

CONDITION

In a uniform half morocco binding with marbled paper boards. Externally, generally smart. Slightly rubbed to extremities and head and tail of spine. Rubbing to marbled boards resulting in small sections of loss. Marking to leather of lower fore edge, front board, volume III. Marbled endpapers. Prior owner's bookplate to front pastedown, both volumes. Prior owner's contemporary ink inscription to verso of front free-endpaper, volume II, dated '1849' and volume III, dated '1850'. Internally firmly bound. Pages very bright and clean throughout with spotting only to first and last few pages and to the gutter of the occasional page. The very occasional spot to the odd page, volume III. Light handling mark to the odd page, both volumes. Small ink mark to fore edge, page 29 volume II, not affecting text. Small closed tear to head of gutter, page 291 volume III, not affecting text. Small tear to gutter, page 366 volume II, not affecting text. Tipped in advertisement for 'Turner's Improved Pocket and other Pruning Scissors' to rear free endpaper, volume III. Ink inscription by prior owner to rear free-endpaper, both volumes. Offsetting from 'Our Readers' leaf to verso of title page, both volumes. Offsetting from illustration to page 114, volume III. Occasional pencil and ink inscriptions by prior owner.

Overall Condition: Very Good

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