No ordinary gardener: Thomas Knowlton 1691-1781

By: Henrey, Blanche (edited by Chater, Arthur)

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Fine in v.g. d.w. (minor tears to extremities). A comprehensively researched biographical account of a talented 18th century gardener who despite a somewhat shaky grasp of English spelling and grammar produced a large body of correspondence which throws new light on many aspects of contemporary horticultural practice. He worked for several horticultural virtuosi: James Sherard of Eltham, Lord Burlington of Londesborough and the Dukes of Devonshire. His circle of correspondents included many notable northern botanists, including Richard Richardson, Samuel Brewer and John Blackburne; but he was not a fan of Philip Miller of Chelsea. Blanche Henrey's thorough scholarship, and Arthur Chater's meticulous editing, combine to produce a most satisfying result. 324 pp., ill.

Title: No ordinary gardener: Thomas Knowlton 1691-1781

Author Name: Henrey, Blanche (edited by Chater, Arthur)

Categories: Biographies,

Edition: 1st edition

Publisher: British Museum (Natural History): 1986

ISBN Number: 0 565 00976 1

ISBN Number 13: 9780565009762

Binding: Hard covers, dust jacket

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: v.g.

Seller ID: 1222

Keywords: English