Sedding, John D.
Garden-craft old and new. With memorial notice by the Rev. E.F. Russell. With nine illustrations. New edition.
London, Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co.Ltd, 1895.
8vo. vii+(1)+xxvi+(2)+215+(1)pp, 9 plates including frontispiece. Publisher’s gilt-stamped cloth. Spine faded but a good, untrimmed copy. Ink presentation inscription to Hon.B(ernard) Rollo (1868-1935), dated 1924.
Reflections on garden design by Sedding (1838-91), architect and one of the intellectual begetters of the Arts and Crafts Movement. As Sedding explains in his preface, the book owes its origin to a lecture given by him to the Art Workers Guild, but eventually assumed this more substantial form. The manuscript had been delivered by Sedding to his publishers before his premature death, and the opportunity was taken to add a vivid introductory tribute to him by a close friend. First published in 1891.