LOUDON, J[ohn] C[laudius]. ~ An Encyclopaedia of Gardening; comprising the Theory and Practice of Horticulture, Floriculture, Arboriculture, and Landscape-Gardening... illustrated with many hundred engravings on wood by Branston. London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, .
8vo (220 × 125 mm), pp. xii, 1233, , numerous wood engraved illustrations and diagrams. Later botanical inscription (Latin plant names) to head of title, occasional spotting and soiling but generally clean. Modern dark calf, new marbled endpapers. A good copy.
Second (revised) edition (the first of 1822). Loudon’s was one of the most widely read gardening encyclopaedias of the Victorian era and ran to at east six editions, covering plant culture, botany, garden design, and an international survey and history of gardening.