The Kitchen Garden: A Historical Guide to Traditional Crops (David C. Stuart) lands on the shelves of my shop.
London: Robert Hale, 1984, (First Edition) Hardback in dust wrapper.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Frontispiece;
From the cover: For the gardening gourmet, this book provides a history of the English kitchen garden and of 130 of the leading vegetables, fruits and herbs cultivated from the Middle Ages to the present day. The ways in which our ancestors grew and used garden plants make a fascinating story, and even a humble salad plant like the lettuce has a history well worth the telling.
In a wide-ranging A-Z of species, each plants o…
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.
Green boards with Purple titling to the Spine. 270 pages. Index. Bibliography. 9½” x 6¼”.