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The English Gardener – A Treatise - by William Cobbett


A treatise on the kitchen garden, the flower garden, the shrubbery and the orchard with a calendar "giving instructions relative to the sowings, plantings, prunings and other labours, to be performed in the gardens, in each month of the year", with index. Handwritten inscription to "Joseph Marshall from the Rector of Harvington, England, Feb 15th 1870, with best wishes".

William Cobbett
Richard Griffin & Co, London & Glasgow
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11 cm x 17.7 cm
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412-page hardback book
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Joseph Fletcher Marshall (c1842-1928) was born at Dorsington, the eldest son and second of ten children of Joshua and Mary Marshall. Joseph was still at home in Dorsington in 1861 working as an agricultural labourer. He lived in Canada for a number of years, so it is assumed from the inscription in the book that he left England in 1870. At some time between 1881 and 1891, Joseph returned to England with his wife, Lucy Jane, and daughter, Rose Adeline. They settled in Badsey where his parents and some of his siblings were by then living and Joseph took up market gardening.

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Ann Sparrow
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