On Warming Hothouses by Steam.[Illustration titles:] Ground Plan of the Houses of Hackney. Shewing the Arrangement of the Steam Boilers, Pipes &c. Scale 64 Feet to the Inch. [&] Elevation of the Steam Apparatus for Heating Hothouses &c. at Hackney. Scale 6 feet to an Inch.
Rare Booklet with two illustrations with text. 221 x 172mm. 8¾ x 6¾".
George Loddiges was a nurseryman and horticulturalist active in the early 19th century. In the 1820s George Loddiges designed the steam heating and an overhead system of irrigation for a range of hothouses at the nursery in Hackney, which greatly impressed the visitors. By 1845 the nursery was growing 280 species and varieties of palms and 1916 of orchids.
Ex Norman Blackburn Collection.
[Ref: 18824] £280.00