LOT 490
SOLD €800,00

[Botanica] William Hanbury

A complete body of planting and gardening. Containing the natural history, culture and management of Deciduous and Evergreen Forest-Trees; with the practical directions for raising and improving Woods, Nurseries, Seminaries and Plantations; (...) Instructions for laying-out and disposing of Pleasure and Flower-Garden; (...) William Hanbury. [Two volumes]. London, printed for the Author and sold by Edward and Charles Dilly, 1770.

Large folio, leather, 2 volumes uniformly rebound, new endpapers; title on spine in green and gilt stamping, ill. frontispiece by Isaac Taylor after S. Wale, (2),XX,885 pp. and emblematic frontispiece, 832 pp. + index, printed in two columns. Complete with 20 numbered full-page plates outside the text; not in order, see message to the binder at the end of vol. II, one page with minor tear, various pp. with small folds, mild browning; vol. II with occ. (water)staining. Good set of an important late 18th-century standard work. (total 2)

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