By Pen and by Spade: Anthology of Garden Writing from Hortus (Edited by David Wheeler) lands on the shelves of my shop, where it will be found in my Gardening shelves. priced at £9.50! Call in and get 40% OFF that price when you mention this post…
Stroud: Alan Sutton Publishing, 1990, (First Edition) Hardback in dust wrapper.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Black & white drawings;
From the cover: By Pen & By Spade brings together for the first time in hard covers many of the celebrated articles from HORTUS, the privately published gardening journal which began life only in 1987.
Here are firsthand recollections of William Robinson at Gravetye Manor, and Beth Chattos fond memories of her cherished friendship with Cedric Morris. Penelope Hobhouse recalls Phyllis Reiss who made the outstanding garden at Tintinhull, and there are portraits of Lawrence Johnston, creator of Hid-cote, and Darling Daisy, the Countess of Warwick, who began a school for lady gardeners at the turn of the last century and …
Introduction by: Sir Roy Strong
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.
Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XI] 248 pages. Index. 9½” x 6¼”.