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l'Ami des jardiniers, ou instruction methodique a la portée des amateurs et des jardiniers de profession, sur tout ce qui concerne les jardins fruitiers et potagers, parcs, jardins anglais, parterres, orangeries, et serres-chaudes. Paris, Levrault Schoell et Cie, 1804[-1805]. 2 volumes. 8vo. With engraved frontispiece, 6 full-page and 15 folding engraved plates, showing among other things, garden utensils, grafting, different shapes of trees, trelliswork, garden layouts and constructions for hothouses and orangeries. Contemporary half calf.
- Bradley III, p. 112; Quérard VII, p. 237; not in Arnold Arboretum; BMC NH; Brunet; Cat. Lindley Libr.; Cat. Linnean Soc.; Pritzel. Second and last edition of a horticultural manual, first published in 1803 with the subtitle, Méthode sure et facile, pour apprendre à cultivar . In the preface, Poinsot explains that he wanted to write a book on horticulture that would be of interest to both beginning and professional gardeners and that would cover all sorts of plants, gardens and terrains. Accordingly, the work can be divided into six sections, each preceded by a full-page engraving, which deal successively with the fruit garden, vegetable garden, English (that is landscape) garden, flower garden, orangeries, and trees that are suitable for greenhouses. With the exception of the flower garden, Poinsot opens each section with a general introduction, before giving an alphabetical list of fruit trees, vegetables, trees, flowers, and other plants which may be planted in the different gardens. He gives much practical information on each species. With a corrosion spot on p. 16, the engraved plate facing p. 205 (vol. II) skilfully repaired, and some marginal tears. Well-preserved copy of a horticultural manual.
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