Dicks, John.


Or Whole Art of Gardening, Fully and Accurately Displayed; Containing The most approved Methods of cultivating all Kinds of Trees, Plants, and Flowers; With Ample Directions for performing all the Operations in Gardening; Whether they relate to I. The Hot-House, II. The Green-House, III. The Shrubbery, IV. The Kitchen-Garden, V. The Flower-Garden, or VI. The Fruit-Garden. According to the Practice of the Best Modern Gardeners, Arranged under the English proper Name of each Article. ... G. Keith, J. Johnson, J. Almon and Blyth and Beevor 17[69]-71.
Folio. [iv] + (B-[O3o2]). [332]pp. Frontis., t.p. vignette, 13 plates depicting 39 figures, plus plate of Hot-House with 5 figures, (thus frontis. and 14 plates as called for). Light waterstain to fore-edge of t.p. sporadically affecting plates and text, contemporary half mottled calf with marbled board, label removed from centre of upper board with loss to marbled paper, rubbed with some wear to boards, gilt ruling to rubbed spine with thin crack to tail of lower joint. ESTC T114719. ‘Published in 60 parts from November 1769. A reissue of the original edition of 1769, with a cancel titlepage.’ Henrey, B. 628.’Some copies of the above work have a title-page reading: A new gardeners dictionary ... Printed for Francis Blyth.. T. Evans .. and J. Coote ... 1769. Loudon An encyclopaedia of gardening, 1107 (1824 records): ‘1769 ... A new gardener’s dictionary ... In 60 numbers .. completed 1771.’ Number 1 was published 11 November 1769 ...’ The frontispiece and thirteen plates of plants were also published in Hanbury’s Complete body of planting and gardening.
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