A Treatise on the Management of Peach and Nectarine Trees; either in Forcing-Houses, or on Hot and Common Walls. Containing an Effectual and Easy Method of preventing them from being infected with any Species of Insects. Also Directions for Constructing proper Forcing-Houses and Hot-Walls. Thomas KYLE, gardener.

“This Excellent Practical Treatise”

A Treatise on the Management of Peach and Nectarine Trees; either in Forcing-Houses, or on Hot and Common Walls. Containing an Effectual and Easy Method of preventing them from being infected with any Species of Insects. Also Directions for Constructing proper Forcing-Houses and Hot-Walls.

103 pp. 8vo, cont. marbled boards (carefully rebacked in calf), spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Edinburgh: Printed for the Author, 1783.

First edition and quite scarce. “This excellent practical treatise, the last chapter of which is devoted to the forcing of vines, was published in an enlarged edition in 1787. The author, Thomas Kyle, gardener to David Stewart Moncrieff of Moredun, near Edinburgh, was considered by Loudon to be one ‘of the first gardeners in Scotland of his time.’ The owner of Moredun, David Stewart Moncrieff (1710-90)…purchased the estate of Goodtrees, about three miles from Edinburgh…It is recorded that Baron Moncrieff took much pleasure in cultivating the garden at Moredun, which ‘with great labour and expense, he brought to the highest state of perfection’.”–Henrey, II, p. 480 & no. 916.

Kyle dedicated this work to Moncrieff.

Fine copy.

❧ Fussell, II, p. 147.

Price: $2,500.00

Item ID: 6465

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