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HALE, Thomas, Writer on Gardening.
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Eden, or a compleat body of gardening ... compiled and digested from the papers of the late Mr. Hale, by the authors of the Compleat Body of Husbandry [or rather by John Hill, with 60 coloured plates of plants], etc.
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Soulsby no.:
Soulsby no. 637d

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Place of publication:
London
Publishing year:
1757
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Physical description:
59 Nos ; (folio)
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Language(s):
English

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Hill, John,
1714?-1775.
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OPAC identifier:
001567082
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Hill, John 1716-1775 Hale, Thomas Edwards, C. Vanhuysum Darly, Matthew fl.1754-1778 Cole, B. 1730-57 Alton, Ed. Philips, Jan Caspar 1700-1773
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Eden or a compleat body of gardening. Containing plain and familiar directions for raising the several useful products of a garden, fruits, roots and herbage from the practice of the most successful gardeners and the result of a long experience ... Compiled and digested from the papers of the late celebrated Mr. Hale by the authors of the compleat body of husbandry.
Varying title form:
Soulsby no.:
Soulsby no. 637d

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Publisher:
Printed for T. Osborn, T. Trye, S. Crownder and H. Woodgate
Place of publication:
London
Publishing year:
1757
Edition:
Physical description:
iv, ii, [2], 712, [2] p. 2°
Series entry:
Language(s):
English

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Nissen 880; TL 2770
Attributed to John Hill
Ed. 1
Frontispiece; 60 num. plates drawn by C. Edwards, J. Hill, Vanhuysum, engraved by Darly, J. Hill, Philips, Boyce, B. Cole, Ed. Alton
Sig.: []2, A-Z2, Aa-Zz2, Aaa-Zzz2, 4A-4Z2, 5A-5Z2, 6A-6Z2, 7A-7Z2, 8A-8S2, 8T1
Prov.: F. Burvenich (stamp)
Modern binding.
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London (impressum)
ante 1801
copper-engravings
frontispiece
illustrations
valuable books
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1:61413
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Hill, John, 1716-1775.
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Eden : or, a compleat body of gardening. containing plain and familiar directions for the raising the several useful products of a garden, fruits, roots, and herbage; from the practice of the most successful gardeners, and the result of long experience .... / compiled and digested from the papers of the late celebrated Mr. Hale, by the authors of the compleat body of husbandry.
Varying title form:
Hill's Body of gardening.
Soulsby no.:
Soulsby no. 637d

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Publisher:
printed for T. Osborne; T. Trye; S. Crowder and Co. and H. Woodgate
Place of publication:
London
Publishing year:
1757 [1756-1757].
Edition:
Physical description:
iv, ii, 714p. : ill., 60 leaves of pls. ; 42 cm.
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Language(s):
English

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Dedicated to the Earl of Bute.
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995753302081
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Index on p. 713-714.
NHM BOTANY (Rothschild Coll.) - Height of vol. is 44 cm.
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By permission of the Trustees of The Natural History Museum (London).
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Author:
Hale, Thomas, Esq.
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Eden, or, A compleat body of gardening : containing plain and familiar directions for raising the several useful products of a garden, fruits, roots, and herbage ... /ccompiled and digested from the papers of the late celebrated Mr. Hale, by the authors of the Compleat body of husbandry ...
Varying title form:
Compleat body of gardening.
Soulsby no.:
Soulsby no. 637d.

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Publisher:
printed by T. Osborne ..., T. Trye ..., S. Crowder ... and H. Woodgate ...
Place of publication:
London
Publishing year:
1757
Edition:
Physical description:
vi, ii, 714 p.,60 [i.e. 61] leaves of plates : ill. ; 44 cm.
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Language(s):
English

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Dedication signed: John Hill.
The EKR copy has hand-colored plates.
Originally issued in 60 numbers from Aug. 28, 1756 to Nov. 18, 1757.
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Garden Club of America Library. Barnhart, John Hendley, 1871-1949. Reilley Collection 298 (EKR copy) Shields, Robert
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Subject:
Gardening England Early works to 1800.
Gardening Early works to 1800.
Additional author(s):
Hill, John,
1714?-1775.
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ocm01165465
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Garden Club of America Library copy 1 inscribed on t.p.: Chas. Smart. / B. Close 1781. / 17e an/u. Imperfect: lacks p. v-vi.
Garden Club of America Library copy 2 bound in 3 volumes: v.1 contains p. i-iv, 1-240; v.2 contains p. 241-480; v.3 contains p. 481-714, i-ii (second pagination). Imperfect: lacks p. v-vi.
EKR copy imperfect: p. v-vi lacking.
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Author:
Hale, Thomas
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Title:
Eden : or, A compleat body of gardening. Containing plain and familiar directions for the raising the several useful products of a garden, fruits, roots, and herbage; from the practice of the most successful gardeners, and the result of long experience ... comp. and digested from the papers of the late celebrated Mr. Hale, by the authors of the Compleat body of husbandry ...
Varying title form:
Soulsby no.:
Soulsby no. 637d

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Publisher:
Printed for T. Osborne [etc.]
Place of publication:
London
Publishing year:
1757
Edition:
Physical description:
1, iv, ii, 714 p. : col. ill. (60 col. plates) ; 42 cm.
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Language(s):
English

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John Hill" signature (t.p. verso). Presented by the Bentham-Moxon Trustees" (bookplate).
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Subject:
Gardening
Early printed books
Additional author(s):
Hill, John
(1714?-1775)
Hill, John
(1714?-1775)
Additional corporate author(s):
Bentham-Moxon Trust
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ocm01165465
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Author:
Hill, John (1714-1775).
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Eden: or, a Compleat body of gardening : Containing plain and familiar directions for raising the several useful products of a garden, fruits, roots, and herbage; from the practice of the most successful gardeners, and the result of a long experience. Together with the culture of all kinds of flowers, according to the methods of the English, French, and Dutch florists. And the knowledge of curious plants, after the system of Linnæus. With figures and descriptions of the flowers and plants proper for a garden. Including the care and culture of the pleasure-garden. The business of the seminary for every week in the year. Catalogues and accurate descriptions of the fruits as they come into season; and new and practical directions for the management of fruit-trees. With the best methods of culture for the several articles of the kitchen-garden: and the compleat management of the ground for raising them, in the natural and artificial manner / Compiled and digested from the papers of the late celebrated Mr. Hale, by the authors of the Compleat body of husbandry. And comprehending the art of constructing a garden for use and pleasure; the best methods of keeping it in order: and the most perfect accounts of its several products.
Varying title form:
Compleat body of gardening
Soulsby no.:
Soulsby no. 637d

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Publisher:
T. Osborne [et al.]
Place of publication:
London
Publishing year:
[1756-]1757
Edition:
Physical description:
Pp. [ii], iv, ii, 714, [61] leaves of plates : front. ; 42.9 cm. (Wisley copies 43.4 and 42.8 cm. respectively)
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Language(s):
English

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Full imprint statement. London: Printed for T. Osborne, in Gray's Inn; T. Trye, near Gray's Inn Gate, Holborn; S. Crowder and Co. on London Bridge; and H. Woodgate, at the Golden Ball in Pater-noster-Row. M DCC LVII.
The work was issued in weekly parts, each part consisting of three gatherings (12 pages), with a new title statement on the opening page of each part. There are 60 numbers in all, running from 28 August 1756 to 8 November 1757.
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Provenance:
London copy 2 has on the front pastedown the printed label of the Stoker bequest, 1964. - Wisley copy 1 has ink inscription on front free endpaper verso: Presented to the Royal Horticultural Society Wisley by Miss A. M. Birkbeck 1910; the title-page is signed by A. M. Birkbeck, and the name Gardner is written at the top of the frontispiece (note that Gardner was the maiden name of Anna Margaret Birkbeck, d. 1851, the wife of George Birkbeck, the founder of the Mechanics' Institution). - Wisley copy 2 bears on its front pastedown the engraved armorial bookplate of John Somers Lord Somers, with motto Prodesse quam conspici; also pasted on is the visiting card of Charles Cooper of Woodcroft, Sutton, Surrey, inscribed "presented by".
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Subject:
Gardening
Kitchen gardens.
Flower gardens.
Florists' flowers.
Greenhouse construction.
Greenhouse management.
Morphology
Plant breeding.
Propagation
Variegation
Great Britain.
Additional author(s):
Hale, Thomas
3rd Earl of
Bute, John Stuart,
(1713-1792)
Birkbeck, A. M.
1st Earl
Somers, John Somers,
(1760-1841)
Stoker, Fred
(1878-1943)
Additional corporate author(s):
Henry Woodgate (London, England)
Thomas Osborne (London, England)
Thomas Trye (London, England)
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London copies: Rare Books Room shelf 133
London copy 2: Fred Stoker bequest, 1964. Wisley copy 1: gift from Miss A. M. Birkbeck, 1910. Wisley copy 2: gift from Charles Cooper.
London copy 1 bound in quarter calf; spine with six raised bands; gilt spine title EDEN // HILL, with gilt date 1757 at base of spine; red speckled edges; recased by Mansell, 1958. - London copy 2 bound in half black morocco, with green linen over boards; gilt decorative borders at leather edges; spine with four raised bands bearing gilt decorations; gilt spine title HALE'S / EDEN; stained edges; brown endpapers; height 42.5 cm. - Wisley copy 1 bound in full motled calf, recased; replacement spine in brown sheep with six raised bands; maroon morocco lettering-piece with gilt triple fillets and title HILL'S / EDEN; endpapers marbled in green, grey and yellow spot pattern. - Wisley copy 2 bound in full calf with gilt double fillets on boards; spine with six raised bands flanked by gilt double fillets; compartments with gilt floral devices surmounted by coronets; brown morocco lettering-piece with gilt quintuple fillets and title BODY / OF / GARDENING; red speckled edges.
Condition noted; 20071130. London copy 1: board edges rubbed, paper frayed. Worming at top corner of prelims, and an inch and a half from lower corner from prelims to gathering N. Minor spotting and creasing. Cockling, amounting to creasing at frontispiece.
Condition noted; 20071130. London copy 2: foxing on prelims. Small holes near base of B1, Ss1, Rrr2. Lower corner of Hh2 creased; creasing at all corners on frontispiece and prelims; creasing at base of 4K. Gatherings 4C-4D with mild staining. Diagonal mark on 4X2r. Heavy localised staining, 5H-5I, 6T, 7K-L, 7Q-R, and marginally on 7E. Heavy offsetting around plate 37; minor offsetting elsewhere. Nick at base of 7O1. Staining on plates 54 and 56, extending to adjoining leaves. Plate 60 browned.
Condition noted; 20080206. Wisley copy 1: front board detached with prelims attached; rear hinge weakening. Boards scratched and gouged, the gouges filled up amateurishly with strips of brown leather, that on the front board lifting. Spine eroded at top and base. Water staining near fore-edge. - Wisley copy 2: boards detaching, with gaps appearing at spine edge between stitchings. Corners rubbed.
Condition noted; 2014. Both copies good. Copy 1: paper edges lifting; copy 2: corners and leather edges worn.
Condition noted; 201402. Wisley copy:copy 1:Front board detached, tied.Fair. copy 2: Good
Condition noted; 2017. Wisley copies. Copy 1: Fair. Copy 2: Leather lifting and curling from lower corner of rear board - only sign of evident deterioration. Good.
BE, 19.3.2006 JAA25.6.15
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KITCHEN
London copy 2: Hill's name in the dedication is annotated in pencil "author of Vegetable System, Hortus Kewensis &c".