The Oak Spring Garden Library, Volume 2: An Oak Spring Pomona

The Oak Spring Garden Library, Volume 2: An Oak Spring Pomona

by Sandra Raphael, Oak Spring Garden Library
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300049366

ISBN-13: 9780300049367

Pub. Date: 12/28/1990

Publisher: Yale University Press

Oak Spring Garden Library comprises Rachel Lambert Mellon's celebrated collection of rare books, manuscripts, works of art, and related artifacts concerning gardens, gardening, landscape design, horticulture, and botany. Oak Spring Garden Library comprises Rachel Lambert Mellon's celebrated collection of rare books, manuscripts, works of art, and related artifacts

Overview

Oak Spring Garden Library comprises Rachel Lambert Mellon's celebrated collection of rare books, manuscripts, works of art, and related artifacts concerning gardens, gardening, landscape design, horticulture, and botany. Oak Spring Garden Library comprises Rachel Lambert Mellon's celebrated collection of rare books, manuscripts, works of art, and related artifacts concerning gardens, gardening, landscape design, horticulture, and botany. Conserved at Upperville, Virginia, in a striking library designed by Edward Larrabee Barnes in consultation with Rachel Mellon, the collection is both a unique historical archive and a day-to-day working resource. Among Rachel Mellon's own contributions to the art of garden design are the Rose Garden and Jacqueline Kennedy Garden at the White House in Washington, D.C. Her honors include the Officier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, the Royal Horticultural Society's Veitch Gold Medal, and the American Horticultural Society Landscape Design Award, and recently she has been recognized for her assistance during the restoration of the Potager du Roi at Versailles. The cloth-bound catalogues that describe the holdings of the Oak Spring Garden Library are printed on acid-free paper and are designed, printed, and bound to the highest standards. Each volume is richly illustrated with duotone and color images.
An Oak Spring Sylva: A Selection of the Rare Books on Trees (1989)
An Oak Spring Pomona: A Selection of the Rare Books on Fruit (1990)
An Oak Spring Flora: Flower Illustration from the Fifteenth Century to the Present Time (1997)
An Oak Spring Hortus: Garden Design in the West since the Renaissance (forthcoming)
An Oak Spring Flora Mundi: Regional Floras and Travels (forthcoming)
An Oak Spring Herbaria: Herbs and Herbals in Western Culture (forthcoming)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300049367
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
12/28/1990
Series:
Oak Spring Garden Foundation Series
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
10.06(w) x 11.67(h) x 1.38(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface by Rachel Lambert Mellon
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Descriptive Method
FRUIT IN FRANCE AND BRITAIN, I, The Seventeenth Century: La Quintinie, Bonnefons, Mascall, Austen, Drope, Cotton, Triquel, Merlet, Saint Etienne, Lawson, Langford, The Compleat Planter & Cyderist, The Art of Pruning, Fatio de Duillier
FRUIT IN FRANCE AND BRITAIN, II, The Early Eighteenth Century: Liger, Laurence, 'Evelyn,' Collins, Switzer, Langley, Hitt, La Riviere and du Moulin, Furber
FRUIT IN FRANCE AND BRITAIN, III, Duhamel and After: Duhamel, Poiteau, Le Berryais, Abercrombie, Preston, Huerne, Parry, Forsyth, Major, Henderson, Brookshaw, Hooker, Noisette, Lindley, Le Panier de Fruit, Malo
FRUIT ELSEWHERE IN EUROPE: Bussato, Knoop, Kraft, Mayer, Gallesio, Bivort
FRUIT IN AMERICA: Forsyth, Cobbett, Coxe, Manning, Hoffy, Downing, Hovey, Cole, Nurserymen's Plates
CITRUS FRUIT: Ferrari, Commelin, Sterbeeck, Morin, Munari, Volkamer, Gallesio, Michel, Risso and Poiteau
APPLES AND PEARS: Lawrence and Beale, Worlidge, Philips, Knight, Ronalds, Hogg and Bull, Dietzsch, Field, The Illustrated Pear Culturist
PEACHES AND SOFT FRUIT: Combles, Browne, Haynes, Thory, White
GRAPES: Essays...1716, The Vineyard, Locke, Speechly, Kerner, Prince
MELONS: Jacquin
TROPICAL FRUIT: Giles, Speechly, Abercrombie
Index

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