Bradley, R.

A GENERAL TREATISE OF HUSBANDRY AND GARDENING; Containing a new system of vegetation: illustrated with many observations and experiments. In two volumes. Formerly publish’d monthly, and now methodiz’d and digested under proper heads, with additions and great alterations. In four parts. Part I. Concerning the Improvement of Land, by fertilizing bad Soils. Of stocking of Farms with Cattle, Poultry, Fish, Bees, Grasses, Grain, Cyder, &c. Part II. Instructions to a Gardener, wherein is demonstrated the Circulation of Sap, the Generation of Plants, the Nature of Soil, Air and Situation. Of the Profits arising from planting and raising Timber. Part III. Of the Management of Fruit Trees, with particular Observations relating to Grafting, Inarching and Inoculating. Part IV. Remarks on the Disposition of Gardens in general. Of the Method of managing Exotick Plants and Flowers, and naturalizing them to our Climate; with an Account of Stoves, and artificial Heats.

Published: Printed for T. Woodward

Date: 1726

2nd Ed. 2 vols. [xvi] + 427pp. + [v] + [viii] + 479pp. 17 folding copper plates (1 repaired). Portion lacking across head of first page of ded., some light browning, handsomely rebound in modern half calf with marbled boards, blind ruling with gilt lettered title labels to spines.

ESTC T73156. ‘Vol. 1 printed by William Bowyer; his records show 1000 copies printed. Vol. 2 printed by James Bettenham.’ Henrey, 486; Goldsmiths’, 6431; Hanson, 2885n; Maslen & Lancaster. Bowyer ledgers, 1160. First published in parts 1721-23, then reissued in 1724 in three volumes. Richard Bradley (1688?–1732), botanist and writer. ODNB ‘... Some of his many publications in horticultural periodicals contain original observations ...’


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