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
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