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974 Cemetery Road
West Windsor
USA
VT 05089
Contact Peter Blackman
Telephone +1 802 291 4113
Specialists Illustrated Plate Books, Decorative Arts, Foreign Language Literature in the original language (French, German, Italian, Spanish), Children's Books, Early Printing, Equestrian, Fashion and Costume, Illustrated Books, Natural History, Philosophy
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Stand J14

McDonald, Alexander

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, and That of Laying Out, Ornamenting, and Planting Gardens and Pleasure Grounds: With Correct Engravings . ., 1807

McDonald, Alexander [Pseudonym for R. W. Dickson]. Original Drawings by Sydenham Edwards. Engraved by F. Sansom. 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, and That of Laying Out, Ornamenting, and Planting Gardens and Pleasure Grounds: With Correct Engravings . . . (Two Volumes). London: George Kearsley, 1807. First Edition. 4to. 27 by 21 cm. Curiously unpaginated (the gatherings are paginated). 74 engraved plates, 61 of which are brilliantly hand-colored. The plates, generally featuring two plates each, are among the most handsome of the early nineteenth century botanical books. The plates are watermarked 1805 and 1806 mostly. Armorial bookplates of Thomas Charles Pleydell Calley of Burderop Park in Wiltshire. The dark green calf is set off with a very large decorative onlay that has a reddish brown cross weave diaper pattern, surrounded by a decorative band of gilt. Restoration of the joints and the spine. Moderate wear to binding does little to diminish its handsomeness. The color plates are very bright and fresh. Very Good Plus. Full Calf. (#003985)
£3,510