New Improvements of Planting and Gardening, both Philosophical and Practical.to which is added, that scarce and valuable Tract, intitled, Herefordshire-Orchards.

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Verlag: London; A Bettesworth and C Hitch J & J Pemberton et al 7th edition with an appendix treating of several matters omitted in former Impressions, 1739
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8vo, 13 plates (10 folding), a few wood-engravings in text, [xvi], 608, [24]pp, 20th century brown half calf over marbled paper covered boards, the spine with raised bands gilt lettering, all edges untrimmed. Lacks frontispiece; half of two folding plates missing, 1 repaired with tissue but damage and loss to margins, others misfolded; ink note in early hand margins pp197, 296, 548-549; a few pencil doodles in margins; some occasional spotting. [Henrey 504]. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 56134

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Titel: New Improvements of Planting and Gardening, ...
Verlag: London; A Bettesworth and C Hitch J & J Pemberton et al 7th edition with an appendix treating of several matters omitted in former Impressions
Erscheinungsdatum: 1739
Einband: Hardcover

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Verlag: London: printed for A. Bettesworth and C. Hitch. J. and J. Pemberton. J. and P. Knapton. and D. Brown (1739)
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Buchbeschreibung London: printed for A. Bettesworth and C. Hitch. J. and J. Pemberton. J. and P. Knapton. and D. Brown, 1739. 8vo, pp. [xvi], 608, [23] index; with a frontispiece and 13 plates, of which 10 are folding (and three of those torn, but without loss); a few MS corrections in text; else a good solid copy, nicely bound in contemporary calf, spine a bit rubbed, but very sound. Early ownership inscription of B. Bradley, Alton, and modern bookplate of Sir John Wormald, KBE. Seventh edition, first published in 1717 as a relatively modest publication, but almost immediately republished with the addition of the Gentleman and Gardener's Kalendar. The implication that this edition is newly expanded seems to be entirely false: the fifth, sixth and seventh editions are pretty much the same. Richard Bradley (1688?-1732) was the first Professor of Botany at Cambridge, and well-reputed and much consulted in his own time, but he was something of an overreacher, always promising more than he could perform. This was perhaps his most successful book. Henrey 504. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 21818

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Verlag: London: for J. and J. Knapton in St. Paul's Church-Yard, A. Bettesworth and C. Hitch in Pater-noster Row, J. Pemberton in Fleet-Street, and D. Browne without Temple-Bar. (1731)
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Buchbeschreibung London: for J. and J. Knapton in St. Paul's Church-Yard, A. Bettesworth and C. Hitch in Pater-noster Row, J. Pemberton in Fleet-Street, and D. Browne without Temple-Bar., 1731. Sixth edition, 8vo, 4.5 x 8 inches approx., [xvi] + 608 pp. + [24] index with copper-engraved frontis and 13 copper-engraved plates. New Improvements Parts II and III, the section on Herefordshire Orchards and the Appendix have separate title pages, all dated 1730 apart from the appendix, which is dated 1731. On the blank verso of the last leaf in a neat contemporary hand are two paragraphs, hints for the cultivation of Pompious and Tobacco respectively. Bound in the original full-calf with ruled and panelled boards, spine rebacked and in compartments with raised bands and gilt title and date. Three plates repaired or reinforced with archival tape otherwise a very good copy. Richard Bradley was a Fellow of the Royal Society, having been elected at the age of 26. He was a prolific writer, and is acknowledged for his Historia Plantarum Succulentarum (1716-27) and New Improvements of Planting and Gardening (1717-18), one of the first works on horticulture. No reference can be found for Pompious as a plant but Pompions (later Pumpkins) are a variety of squash or gourd and one can well imagine the typesetter placing an 'n' upside-down in error. NATURAL HISTORY/SCIENCE GARDENING ENGLISH 18TH CENTURY HORTICULTURE HISTORY- NON-FICTION NATURAL HISTORY/SCIENCE. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 20253

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Buchbeschreibung for W. Mears, London, 1724. 4th Edition. 8vo (18.2 x 11.6 cm). Contemporary paneled calf with some wear; raised bands on later spine; gilt label; small patches to lower cover repaired; two ink spots on fore edge of text block; edges speckled red. Collation: [xvi], 63, [64], [viii], [65]-435, [1-Bl], [ii], [1]-104, [ii], 36, [7-Index], [1-Corrigenda], [2-Addenda], [1-Errata], 5-Cat.] pp. +11 copper engraved plates., 8 folding. Text has light browning at head.The organization of this series of tracts has continuous pagination with separate title pages printed in red and black. There is a fourth part, The Gentleman and Gardener’s Kalendar where it is noted on the title page that this tract includes several "Acts of Parliament to encourage the Planting of Timber-trees, Fruit-Trees and other Trees for Ornament, Shelter or profit " The last tract of this publication contains for the first time a copy of John Beale’s Herefordshire-Orchards A Pattern for all England. Written in and Epistolary Address to Samuel Hatlib, Esq. "John Beale was a clergyman and writer on agriculture and natural philosophy. Beale began a weekly correspondence with Samuel Hartlib in 1656, two of his early letters being published as Herefordshire Orchards, a Pattern for All England (1657). (Nichols, Lit. anecdotes, 1.447)."(ODNB). Provenance: Engraved bookplate of Patrick Hume Earl of Marchmont on front paste down. He was a politician born at Redbares, Berwichshire who served several English monarchs and Queen Anne. His coat of arms occupies the bookplate with motto "True to the King" along with description of his position as Viscount Blasonberrie, and Lord Polwarth of Polwarth and Lord High Chancelor of Scotland. There is also a loose bookplate from Rachel McMasters Miller Hunt library tipped in. This work contains the three different tracts that Bradley wrote on botany, gardening and vegetable physiology from 1717 to 1718. In this 1724 fourth edition of the New improvements of planting and gardening there is addition of John Beale’s treatise on Herefordshire-Orchards. Henrey, p. 437). Bradley was a Fellow of the Royal Society and in 1724 was elected Professor of Botany at Cambridge. (ODNB). Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 0000777

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