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Author Name:    MAWE, Thomas and John ABERCROMBIE

Title:   Every Man his own Gardener : Being a New, and much more Complete Gardener's Kalendar Than any One hitherto published. 8th edition

Publisher:    S. Crowder, G. Robinson, and W. Goldsmith , London, 1779, 

Seller ID:   54833

MAWE, Thomas and John ABERCROMBIE, and Other Gardeners. Every Man his own Gardener : Being a New, and much more Complete Gardener's Kalendar Than any One hitherto published. Containing Not only an Account of what Work is necessary to be done in the Hot-House, Green-House, Shrubbery, Kitchen, Flower and Fruit-Gardens, for every Month in the Year; but also ample Directions for performing the said Work, according to the newest and most approved Methods now in Practice among the best Gardeners. In this Edition, particular Directions are given with respect to Soil and Situation; and to the Whole isadded, complete and useful Lists of Forestt Trees, Flowering Shrubs, Fruit Trees, Evergreens. Annual, Biennial, and Perennial Flowers. Hot-House, Gre en-House and Kitchen Garden Plants. With the Varieties of each Sort, cultivated in the English Gardens. London : Printed for S. Crowder, G. Robinson, and W. Goldsmith in Paternoster-Row; J. Johnson, and F. Newberry, in St. Paul's Church-yard; T. Cadell, and T. Evans, in the Strand; and W. Davis, in Picadilly, 1779. Eighth edition, Corrected, Enlarged, and very much Improved. Pp. (3), [i]-ii, [1]-486, (12), being the index. Frontispiece. Large 12mo (7.50" x 4.25"), half brown calf, raised bands, no titles. Thomas Mawe islisted as being the "Gardener to His Grace the Duke of Leeds" while John A bercrombie was a "Gardener, Tottenham-Court". An interesting addition, madeby a previous owner to the ffep and the verso, are some pencilled notation s indicating when and what was planted in his garden, his first entry beingFeb. 20th, 1781, "cucumbers planted", to the final entry of Aug. 9th, 1785 when he "sowed early cabbage" (?). Rebound in half-calf with new endpapers previous owner's name to the verso of the title page, internally very good , tight. 560.00


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