Maidstone, UK: Bachman & Turner Publications, . Hardcover. 4to. Blue paper over boards with gilt spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 184pp. Numerous illustrations, maps, map endpapers. Near fine/near fine. Faint floral mustiness. Item #46842
Attractive and tight first edition of this fascinating history of this 17th century manor in Kent, England, and Roderick and wife Joyce's decades-long achievement in turning its few acres into a famed horticultural wonder. Roderick's co-creator wife, who dies in 1992, boldly signs in blue fineline facing the half-title page, dating it 10 May 1983. A lovely, unusual copy.