"The Oak Spring Garden Library" by Sandra Raphael

The Oak Spring Garden Library Volume 2, An Oak Spring Pomona Sandra Raphael

Oak Spring Garden Foundation Series
Publication date:
26 Dec 1990
Yale University Press
300 pages:
100 b/w + 70 color illus.

"Sandra Raphael's Oak Spring Pomona, a splendid successor to her earlier Sylva, records the influence of France on Scottish fruit-growers from this early date. . . . An Oak Spring Pomona combines genuine enthusiasm with accessible scholarship. Apart from being a model of book production, it can be used by scholars as much as by fruit-growers, by bibliographers as much as by garden historians."?John Saumarez Smith, Country Life

"Reproductions from rare volumes on fruit cultivation in the collection of Rachel Lambert Mellon are paired once again with Raphael's informative commentary. . . . This is another exquisite Oak Spring effort. Luckily, there are still more to come."?Print Collector's Newsletter

"An exquisite example of bookmaking, this discursive catalog of 100 treasures. . . . Offers illustrations taken from some of the most beautiful books on the subject."?Horticulture