FORSYTH, William (1737-1804)
A Treatise on the Culture and Management of Fruit-Trees ... The Fifth Edition, Corrected
London: Lomgman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1810. 8vo. xxviii, 522pp. Frontispiece portrait, 13 engraved folding plates.
Contemporary half calf and marbled paper covered boards, flat spine tooled in gilt, red morocco lettering piece, front joint starting, marbled endpapers
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).
Raphael, Oak Spring Pomona 37 (1818 edition).