Beeton's Gardening Book: Containing Such Full and Practical Information as Will Enable the Amateur to Manage his Own Garden

Beeton's Gardening Book: Containing Such Full and Practical Information as Will Enable the Amateur to Manage his Own Garden

by Samuel Orchart Beeton

Paperback

$35.99
Choose Expedited Shipping at checkout for guaranteed delivery by Friday, June 28

Overview

Samuel Orchart Beeton (1831-77), the publishing entrepreneur who made his wife's Book of Household Management one of the bestselling titles of the century, gave his name to many other books of domestic, medical and general information for the middle classes. (The 1871 Book of Garden Management, published and probably compiled by him, is also reissued in this series.) This work was published in 1874 by Ward Lock, to whom Beeton was forced to sell his own business after a financial collapse in 1866. The book contains 'such full and practical information as will enable the amateur to manage his own garden'. It covers flower, fruit and vegetable gardening, with a section on garden pests and a monthly calendar of tasks. It also contains advertisements for gardening and medicinal products, as well as for other books from the publishers, offering a fascinating insight into social as well as garden history.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781108072236
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 04/17/2014
Series: Cambridge Library Collection - Botany and Horticulture
Pages: 300
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

1. Garden operations; 2. The flower garden; 3. The kitchen garden; 4. Fruit-growing; 5. Pests of the garden; 6. Monthly calendar.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews