FORSYTH, William (1737-1804)
A Treatise on the Culture and Management of Fruit-Trees
London: Printed by Nichols and Son for T. N. Longman, and O. Rees [and others], 1802. Quarto. viii, 371, pp. 13 engraved folding plates.
Contemporary speckled calf, expertly rebacked to style, flat spine ruled in gilt, red morocco lettering piece
First edition of a classic work on all aspects of growing fruit trees.
'William Forsyth was one of that legion of Scottish gardeners who spent their working lives south of the border. His career began at Chelsea Physic Garden and continued at Syon House, until he returned to Chelsea in 1771 to take over the care of the garden from Philip Miller ... [In 1784] he took charge of the royal gardens at St James's and Kensington. His eminence in the gardening world made him one of the founder members of the Royal Horticultural Society' ... [His Treatise on the Culture and Management of Fruit-Trees] ran through seven editions in twenty-two years" (Oak Spring Pomona).
Bradley Bibiliography III, p.141; Pritzel 2985; Raphael, oak spring pomona 37 (1818 edition).