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1872, a beautiful volume for Gardeners, historians and the like,
in red cloth with gilt stamping on the cover and spine. The front cover is loose from the binding but still firm on the spine. there is bumping at the corners
This is an extraodrinary book for someone who is a keen gardener
A chemist, surgeon and an enthusiastic amateur gardener and horticultralist who wrote a book about his garden in My Garden (1872). He describes the planting of the garden at “The Grange” in Wallington on the banks of the River Wandle as well as the natural history and archaeology of the area. Fragments of Alfred Smee’s ornamental garden and some trees survive in Beddington Park. In his book Smee describes in some detail the damage done by pests and parasites as well as untreated effluent from a local sewerage works.
copies sell for over $500 US internationally
All items described as best I can including faults. This is a Smoke free home. I have a stack of similar books, including Jamie Oliver, the Naked chef and Aunt daisy - i am happy to combine to save you postage