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MAWE, Thomas, and ABERCROMBIE (John) Horticulturist.
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The universal gardener and botanist; or, A general dictionary of gardening and botany, etc.
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Soulsby no.:
Soulsby no. 679c

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Publisher:
G. Robinson; T. Cadell
Place of publication:
London
Publishing year:
1778
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(4o)
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Language(s):
English

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Horticulturist.
ABERCROMBIE, John
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017480098
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Abercrombie, John, 1726-1806.
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The universal gardener and botanist, or, A general dictionary of gardening and botany: exhibiting in botanical arrangement, according to the Linnaean system, every tree, shrub, and herbaceous plant, that merit culture, either for use, ornament, or curiosity in every department of gardening ... Describing the proper situations, exposures, soils, manures, and every material and utensil requisite in the different garden departments; together with practical directions for performing the various mechanical operations of gardening in general / by Thomas Mawe ... and John Abercrombie ...
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Soulsby no.:
Soulsby no. 679c.

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Printed for G. Robinson ... and T. Cadell ...
Place of publication:
London
Publishing year:
1778
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Physical description:
[1214] p. ; 27 cm.
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Language(s):
English

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The work is really by John Abercrombie."--Soulsby.
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Botany Dictionaries
Horticulture Dictionaries
Gardening Dictionaries
Dictionaries. lcgft
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Mawe, Thomas.
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G. Robinson.
Thomas Cadell.
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A General dictionary of gardening and botany.
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ocm08357760
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Previously listed as Soulsby "Add. 679c".
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Mawe, Thomas.
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The Universal Gardener and Botanist : or, a General Dictionary of Gardening and Botany. Exhibiting in botanical arrangement, according to the Linnaean system, every tree, shrub, and herbaceous plant, that merit culture, either for use, ornament, or curiosity, in every department of gardening. Comprising accurate directions, according to real practice, for the management of the kitchen-garden, fruit-garden, pleasure-ground, flower-garden, nursery, plantations, green-house, hot-house, or stove, hot-beds, forcing-frames, hot-walls, and forcing in general. Describing the proper situations, exposures, soils, manures, and every material and utensil requisite in the different garden departments; together with practical directions for performing the various mechanical operations of gardening in general. / By Thomas Mawe ... and John Abercrombie
Varying title form:
Soulsby no.:
Soulsby no. 679c

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Publisher:
G. Robinson and T. Cadell
Place of publication:
London
Publishing year:
1778
Edition:
Physical description:
27 cm.
Series entry:
Language(s):
English

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The work is really by John Abercrombie. Printed in double columns, without pagination.
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In English.
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Abercrombie, John,
1726-1806.
Linné, Carl von,
1707-1778
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Systema naturae
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9914277802081
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Index on last 14 pages.
NHM GENERAL - Presented by Basil H. Soulsby. 29.i.1931 Birrell & Garnett 10s.6d.
NHM GENERAL - Refurbished 27.vi.1931 5/-. Rebound 30.7.68.
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Abercrombie, John (1726-1806)
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The universal gardener and botanist : or, A general dictionary of gardening and botany. Exhibiting in botanical arrangement, according to the Linnæan system, every tree, shrub, and herbaceous plant, that merit culture, either for use, ornament, or curiosity in every department of gardening ... Describing the proper situations, exposures, soils, manures, and every material and utensil requisite in the different garden departments; together with practical directions for performing the various mechanical operations of gardening in general / by Thomas Mawe ... and John Abercrombie ...
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Soulsby no.:
Soulsby no. 679c.

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Printed for G. Robinson [etc.]
Place of publication:
London
Publishing year:
1778
Edition:
Physical description:
[1214] p. ; 27 cm.
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Language(s):
English

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The work was written by Abercrombie."--Brit. mus. (Nat. hist.) Catalogue.
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Botany
Horticulture
Gardening
Dictionaries
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Mawe, Thomas
(1726-1806)
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ocm08357760
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Mawe, Thomas (fl.1760s-1770s).
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The universal gardener and botanist; or, A general dictionary of gardening and botany : Exhibiting in botanical arrangement, according to the Linnaean system, every tree, shrub, and herbaceous plant, that merit culture, either for use, ornament, or curiosity, in every department of gardening. Comprising accurate directions, according to real practice, for the management of the kitchen-garden, fruit-garden, pleasure ground, flower garden, nursery, plantations, green-house, hot-house or stove, hot-beds, forcing-frames, hot-walls, and forcing in general. Describing the proper situations, exposures, soils, manures, and every material and utensil requisite in the different garden departments; together with practical directions for performing the various mechanical operations of gardening in general / by Thomas Mawe, gardener to his Grace the Duke of Leeds,and John Abercrombie, authors of Every man his own gardener, &c.
Varying title form:
General dictionary of gardening and botany
Soulsby no.:
Soulsby no. 679c

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Publisher:
G. Robinson; and T. Cadell
Place of publication:
London
Publishing year:
1778
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Physical description:
Pp. [1112] ; 26.8 cm.
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Language(s):
English

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Thomas Martyn, in his "List of authors, principally English, who have written on gardening or husbandry ... (1807, in the 10th edition of Miller's Gardener's dictionary) remarks in his entry for "The universal gardener and botanist " :"According to Mr. Weston the first edition was printed for Griffin in 1770." Johnson, in his "History of English gardening" similarly remarks in his entry for "The universal gardener and botanist " "Mr. Weston says the first edition appeared in 1770 " (p.222). Richard Weston's entry in his "Catalogue of English authors who have written on husbandry, gardening, botany [etc] " (2nd edition, 1773) records for the year 1770, the title: "Mawes, Gardeners Dictionary, in 4to. Griffin.". Both the 1778 and 1797 editions of "The universal gardener and botanist " were published by G. Robinson and T. Cadell. W. Griffin did publish a number of editions of "Every man his own gardener " between 1767 and 1773. It seems unlikely, however, that "Every man his own gardener" would be described as a dictionary. There is not, at any rate, a recorded edition of "Every man his own gardener" for the year 1770, and all of the editions that are recorded appear to have been 12mo rather than 4to. Apart from the references in Martyn and Johnson, no other mention of a 1770 edition of "The universal gardener and botanist " appears to be extant.
Full imprint statement. London, Printed for G. Robinson, in Pater-noster Row; and T. Cadell, in the Strand. MDCCLXXVIII.
Printed in double columns, without page numbers.
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Subject:
Gardening
Kitchen gardens.
Greenhouse gardening.
Frames and pits.
Hot beds.
Hot houses.
Classification system: Linnaeus.
18th century.
Great Britain.
Dictionaries
Additional author(s):
Abercrombie, John
(1726-1806).
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Thomas Cadell (London, England)
George Robinson (London, England)
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Rare Books Room shelf 66
Bound in quarter beige linen with grey paper over boards. Spine title stamped and inked: UNIVERSAL / GARDENER / - / MAWE; belted Lindley Library device and date 1778 stamped and inked at base of spine. Old Lindley Library shelf label: 43.2C15a.
Condition noted; 20080916. Front hinge weakening, and some prelims becoming loose; 7A2-3 detached. Some foxing, esp. on 6G.
Condition noted; 2014. Fair. Section A loose, text block broken at A, pages loose.
DL/6.2.98, rev. BE 16.9.2008
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Note in ink in a late 18th or early 19th century hand, on leaf O3 recto, refering to Asphodelus Alba ramosus: "The root of this is famous for giving the highest polish to steel discovered by ye king of Spain's watchmaker". Note on the cultivation of cabbage on front free endpaper; a few pencil anotations and notes throughout; leaf Eee4 verso contains two simple diagrams and a number of numerical calculations concerning frames. - Occasional underlining and marginal annotation in pencil, especially in the entry on cucumbers; also ink underlining on 4X2r, offset onto facing page.