Flora and Pomona:

McIntosh (Charles)

Flora and Pomona:

or, the British Fruit and Flower Garden; containing descriptions of the most valuable and interesting Flowers and Fruits, cultivated in the gardens of Great Britain, with figures drawn and coloured from nature. Accompanied by a concise analysis of their botanical and pomonological character, their nature and mode of culture, including a definition of the technical terms used in the science of botany, with familiar instructions for the drawing and colouring of the fruits and flowers.

Description: FIRST EDITION, 2 parts in 1 vol., with 71 finely hand-coloured engraved plates, 1 double-page (35 of flowers, 36 of fruits), some of the plates reversed from original parts binding (stab holes at fore-margins), minor spotting in the text, 1 plate, and the adjacent leaves, with a short tear in the lower margin (no loss), 5 plates just trimmed, with minor loss to image in 2, to imprint in the others, 2 plates very slightly browned, unnumbered pages, 8vo, mid- to late-19th-century half calf, spine richly gilt, black lettering piece, minor rubbing, good

Publication Details: Thomas Kelly, 1829 [-32]

Notes: A good clean copy of this scarce and beautiful work. Charles McIntosh, 1794-1864, a native of Perthshire, was an 'outstanding authority on horticulture, having been head gardener to several noblemen,' including Prince Leopold of Belgium. There are thirty-six plates of fruits and thirty-five of flowers, all beautifully rendered and coloured, 'the last of their kind in pomonological literature in this country' (The Fruit Yearbook, 1958). The dates of the plates span 1829 to 1832, the ratio in each part being almost identical....more

Bibliography: (Nissen 1256; Royal Horticultural Society The Fruit Yearbook, 1958 pp. 72-73; Stafleu (2nd) 5179)

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Price: £3,500

Subject: Sciences

Published Date: 1829 [-32]

Stock Number: 58130

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