New Improvements of Planting and Gardening. Both philosophical and practical; explaining the notion of the sapp and generation of plants ... [WITH] The Gentleman and Gardener's Kalendar : directing what is necessary to be done every month in the kitchen-garden, fruit-garden, nursery, management of forest-trees, green-house, and flower-garden. With Directions for the Making and Ordering of Hop Grounds. by Richard Bradley ... ; also the design of a green-house ... contriv'd purposely for the good keeping of exotick plants by Seignior Galilei of Florence. The 3rd ed., to which is now added an abstract of the several acts of Parliament to encourage the planting of timber trees ...

London: Printed for W. Mears at the Lamb without Temple Bar, 1719-1720 & 1720.

Three volumes bound as one. Thick octavos, 71+ 136 + 290 [2] pages. Third editions, corrected. [&] [2], xv, 124 pages. [2] leaves of plates. Illustrated, in all, with 11 engraved plates. Third edition, corrected. New Improvements and the Kalendar were often found bound together as such. Bradley (ca. 1688-1732) was an English botanist and gardener, appointed to be the first Professor of Botany at Cambridge University, a Fellow of the Royal Society, and the first to publish a pineapple recipe in English. Fussell (Old English Farming Books) provides Bradley an entire chapter, but only on the grounds that Bradley was the most prolific author of the period 1700-1730. Very good, with all plates present, rebound in modern half-calf, with raised bands and ornamented compartments. [Fussell, page 108].

Price: $1,500.00

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