FURBER, Robert & BRADLEY, Richard: The Flower-Garden Display’d : in above four hundred curious representations of the most beautiful flowers; Regularly dispos’d in the respective Months of their Blossom, Curiously engrav’d on copper-plates from the designs of Mr. Furber, and Others, and coloured to the life.
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With the description and history of each plant, and the method of their culture; whether in Stoves, Green Houses, Hot Beds, Glass-Cases, Open Borders, or against Walls. Very useful, Not only for the Curious in Gardening, but the Prints likewise for Painters, Carvers, Japaners, & also for the Ladies, as Patterns for Working, and Painting in Water-Colours, or Furniture for the Closet. The second edition. To which is added, A flower-garden for gentlemen and ladies; The Art of raising Flowers without any Trouble, to blow in full Perfection in the Depth of Winter, in a Bed-Chamber, Closet, or Dining-Room. also, the method of raising salleting, Cucumbers, Melons, & at any Time in the Year. as it is now practised by Sir Thomas More, Bart. Bound with: The Fruit Garden Display’d. Setting forth the several varieties of fruit ripe in every month of the year: Collected from the most Celebrated
Gardens in Europe. With Their Figures, Description of Colour, Taste, and History; and the Manner of their Culture. Publish’d, in order to Inform the Curious of the Nature and Manner of Propagating all Sorts of Fruit; each Month containing between Twenty and Thirty Figures taken from the Life. For the Month of June [July, August]. London: Printed for R. Montagu, at the Corner of Great Queen-Street, near Drury-Lane; J. Brindley, at the King’s Arms, New-Bond-Street; and C. Corbett, at Addison’s Head, without Temple-Bar, 1734. & London: Printed for W. Mears, at the Lamb in the Old Bailey, and J. Stone near Bedford-Row, Gray’s-Inn, 1732. Quarto. pp. , 139, [1 (Advertisement)], , 2-68, [12 (Plates)], , 16, , 17-31, , iv, 33-68, [3 (Plates)]. Modern half calf on marbled boards. Spine professionally rebacked preserving original backstrip. Some contemporary manuscript notes. Partial loss of text to first plate, some browning. Overall in very good condition.
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