Langley, Batty


Pomona, or, The Fruit-Garden Illustrated: Containing Sure Methods for Improving All the Best Kinds of Fruits Now Extant in England: Calculated from Great Variety of Experiments Made in All Kinds of Soils and Aspects: Wherein the Manner of Raising Young Stocks, Grafting, Inoculating, Planting, &c. are Clearly and Fully Demonstrated . . .: Likewise Several Practical Observations on the Imbibing Power and Perspirations of Fruit-Trees, the Several Effects of Heat and Moisture Tending to the Growth and Maturity of Fruits.

London: Printed for G. Strahan, R. Gosling, W. Mears, F. Clay, D. Browne, B. Motte, and L. Gilliver, J. Stagg, J. Osborn and C. Davis, 1729. Most illustrations are by the author, engraved by various hands. Double plates have two plate numbers. References: Hunt 478.

This work contains many beautiful illustrations by Langley, a landscape gardener and architect. The work discusses six major areas concerned with the raising of fruit trees, beginning with pruning, followed by nailing, preserving, thining, preserving, and finally ripening, gathering, and preserving the fruit.  The author includes both a table of contents and an index.  The work concludes with the 58 magnificent plates.

Subjects: Fruit, pictorial works; Fruit culture.


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