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KYLE, Thomas.
A TREATISE ON THE MANAGEMENT OF PEACH AND NECTARINE TREES, either in forcing-houses, or on hot and common walls.
Edinburgh printed for the author, 1783. Containing An Effectual and Easy Process for preventing them from being infected with any Species of insects they are liable to suffer by: also, ample directions for constructing proper forcing-houses and hot-walls, by Thomas Kyle, Gardener to the Honourable Baron Steuart of Moredun. 1783. 8vo, approximately 200 x 125 mm, 8 x 5 inches, pages:[5], 6-103, last page blank, complete with half-title, rebound in full modern calf, maroon gilt lettered label to spine, blind and gilt decoration to covers, new cream endpapers, bookseller's small ticket at bottom of first pastedown. Small closed tear to bottom of title page, neatly repaired and hardly visible, lower corner of final page neatly repaired, half-title age-browned, pale brown stain to 1 page, otherwise a very good copy. See: Blanche Henrey, British Botanical and Horticultural Literature, Volume 2, pages 402, 486 and 487 also Volume 3, page 68, No. 916; Mary S. Aslin, Catalogue of the Printed Books on Agriculture, page 72; Fussell, More Old English Farming Books, page 147, " One of the best gardeners in Scotland of his time" A second enlarged edition of 1787 was issued with a folding plate. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A. [Oxford, United Kingdom]

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