KENNEDY, John (d.1790)
A Treatise upon Planting, Gardening, and the Management of the Hot-House ... The Second Edition, corrected and greatly enlarged
London: Printed for S. Hooper ... and sold by G. Robinson, 1777. 2 volumes, 8vo. (8 1/4 x 5 inches). xii, 280; , 279 pp.
Contemporary calf, expertly rebacked to style, spine with raised bands in six compartments, red and green morocco lettering pieces in the second and third
Provenance: John George Home Drummond, Abbots Grange (armorial bookplate)
A noted 18th century work on gardening and the planting of fruit trees.
The author, the gardener to Sir Thomas Gascoigne, to whom the book is dedicated, writes in the Preface to this expanded second edition that "his intention in the following sheets is not to deliver himself systematically, but, in the most explicit manner, to lay before the Public facts that have been successfully reduced to practice by himself ... he noted that, if his directions are followed, extensive tracts of land which are now useless, may become ornamental and profitable." The work is particularly noted for its treatment on fruit trees and on the raising of pineapples.
Henrey II 468; cf. Johnston 530; ESTC N21654.