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Book Description

Bound in original full tree calf, professionally rebacked with original spine and gilt lettered leather title label laid on. Binding solid. Marbled endpapers. 4to, 29 x 24cm. Text and plates in very good clean condition. Period signature top of title, Portrait frontispiece of Evelyn by Bartolozzi. Superbly illustrated with 40 engraved plates (1 folding) and a folding table. Mostly by John Miller. This is the First Hunter Edition, with the scarce printed subscription receipt, SIGNED BY HUNTER, tipped in. Some interesting names on the subscribers list, including Joseph Banks.
Dealer Notes
Original published in 1664, this was the first important book to be published in Britain on forest trees.
This impressive reissue by Alexander Hunter in 1776, with additional plates, gave the publication a renewed popularity.
Author Evelyn, John
Date 1776
Binding Full Tree Calf
Publisher YORK: A. Ward for J. Dodsley
Illustrator John Miller
Condition Very Good
Pages [56], 649, [9]pp

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