pp xii, 416, 9 pages of Index (numbered 400 - 407) plus 2 pages of publisher's advertisements. Illustrations from wood engravings in the text. In the publisher's original cloth binding with a gilt device on the front and back boards. Book plate on front endpaper. Some scattered foxing. Size: 12mo. N° de réf. du libraire
Titre : Practical Instructions in Gardening for ...
Éditeur : John Murray
Date d'édition : 1841
Reliure : Cloth
Etat du livre : Very Good
Edition : 3rd Edition.
Description du livre General Books LLC, 2017. Paperback. État : New. This item is printed on demand. N° de réf. du libraire 1235722961
Description du livre General Books LLC. Paperback. État : New. This item is printed on demand. Paperback. 78 pages. Dimensions: 9.5in. x 7.3in. x 0.3in.This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1841. Excerpt: . . . CHAPTER XII. CALENDAB OF OPERATIONS. January. January may be called the digging month, as almost the only gardening operation that can be performed in it is digging, or rather trenching the ground; and even this cannot be done unless the weather be open and the ground free from frost. Nothing can be imagined more desolate than the appearance of the flower garden in this month. Perhaps the Christmas rose may be in flower, and a few lingering blossoms may remain on the Pyrus or Cydonia japonica; but this is generally all, except a few red berries that the birds may have left on the holly or the pyracantha. January, however, is an excellent month for the destruction of snails and insects. The snails will be found in their winter quarters, sticking to the trunk of some ivy-clad tree, or hidden beneath the coping of some wall. They are quite in a torpid state, and appear dead, but might soon be revived, by bringing them into a warm room, and sprinkling them with water. Of course, however, if they are to be destroyed, it should be done without rousing them from their stupor. The eggs of insects should also be sought for and destroyed. Those of the lackey moth will be found on twigs, fixed firmly round them like bracelets of small beads. These should be burnt, as they are too hard to be crushed. The eggs of the vapourer moth will be found on the outside of the cocoon, looking like a bag of spiders eggs. A very small scale-like insect will also sometimes be found on the branches of the rose-trees, which should be carefully removed. Indeed, as a precautionary measure, it is well to brush the branches of all the rose-trees in this month with soft soap and water, to destroy any eggs that may be adhering to them. Sometimes trees and shrubs are planted in January, if. . . This item ships from La Vergne,TN. Paperback. N° de réf. du libraire 9781235722967
Description du livre General Books LLC, 2012. Paperback. État : New. book. N° de réf. du libraire 1235722961
Description du livre John Murray, London, 1841. Cloth. État : Very Good. n Third edition. Sm. 8vo. xii,408pp. Index. Plus (2)pp. publisher's ads. Added engraved pictorial title (foxing). Orig. pictorial green cloth stamped in blind & gilt, spine faded to brown and some minor soiling. N° de réf. du libraire 6634
Description du livre E.Hutchinson, New York, 1853. Hardcover. État : Fair. Contains chapters on Practical Gardening, Flowering Plants & Shrubbery, System of Cookery, Family Medical Guide, Rules of Etiquette and General Behavior, Ladies' Toilette-Table, Ladies' Work-Box, Directions for Managing Canary Birds, Letter-Writing, A Sure Method of Washing Clothes, without rubbing or pounding, etc. Embossed cloth with a faded gilt design. Significant shelf wear and soiling, heavy soiling to last page, pages wrinkled vertically from previous water exposure otherwise fair and better. Collation: Contents, Valuable Recipes, The American Gardener pp.7-47; Family Physician 8-72; Valuable Recipes 7-46; Cookery for the Sick 47-48; Etiquette for Ladies and Gentlemen 121-129; Ladies Toilette Table 130-131; Canary Birds and Letter-Writing 132; The Lady's Work-Box 133-136; Mixture for Washing 137-138. N° de réf. du libraire 704650