The Botanist's and Gardener's New Dictionary; Containing the Names, Classes, Orders, Generic Characters, and Specific Distinctions of the Several Plants Cultivated in England, According to the System of Linnaeus; Directing the Culture of each Plant, descr
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London: W. Strahan et al., 1763. First edition (xxxi, 480) with two engraved plates (System of Botany, Elevation of Greenhouse). Octavo, in modern brown three-quarter leather over marbled paper covered boards, five raised bands, gilt lettering and titles to spine, matching endpapers. The breathless title relieves me of the responsibility of summarizing the contents of this scarce book by a 'Nusery-man of Glocester'; Fussell (More, 68) makes passing reference, noting the nursery, at least, did well enough and was still being carried on by a daughter into the 1820's. A handsome modern binding and a clean text. A very nice copy indeed of a scarce work.
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