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A Complete Dictionary of Practical Gardening: Comprehending All the Modern Improvements in the Art; Whether in the Raising of the Various Esculent Vegetables, or in the Forcing and Managing of Different Sorts of Fruits and Plants Etc... by  R.W.]  Alexander [Dickson - First Edition - 1807 - from Temple Rare Books and Biblio.co.uk

A Complete Dictionary of Practical Gardening: Comprehending All the Modern Improvements in the Art; Whether in the Raising of the Various Esculent Vegetables, or in the Forcing and Managing of Different Sorts of Fruits and Plants Etc...

by Mcdonald, Alexander [Dickson, R.W.]

Condition: Good+


London: George Kearsley, 1807. Two volumes complete. Contemporary red straight-grain morocco, semi-raised bands, spines in six panels, author / title in gilt to second panel, volume to fifth, remaining panels with repeated gilt decoration, covers with decorative border of fillets and roll, with flower and fruit swags and vases, gilt roll to edges and inner edges, a.e.g. Rebacked preserving original spines, slightly scuffed to extremities, with a couple of small marks to covers. Inner hinges strengthened, text lightly browned, with some light off-setting, botanical plates generally quite bright and clean, architectural plates browned to edges. With sixty-one hand-coloured engraved botanical plates engraved by F. Sansom after Sydenham Edwards (with a duplicate plate twenty-eight) and thirteen uncoloured architectural plates. The Foyle copy, with the leather Beeleigh Abbey bookplate to front pastedown. Nissen BBI 479; Great Flower Books page 115. First Edition. Full Morocco. Good+. Illus. by Edwards, Sydenham. 4to.
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  • Bookseller: Temple Rare Books GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 000565
  • Title: A Complete Dictionary of Practical Gardening: Comprehending All the Modern Improvements in the Art; Whether in the Raising of the Various Esculent Vegetables, or in the Forcing and Managing of Different Sorts of Fruits and Plants Etc...
  • Author: Mcdonald, Alexander [Dickson, R.W.]
  • Illustrator: Edwards, Sydenham
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Good+
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: George Kearsley
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1807
  • Keywords: Noisbn, Foyles, Beeleigh Abbey, Gardening, Plants, Natural History
  • Size: 4to

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