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Gardens.- Reid (John) The Scots Gard'ner in Two Parts...Whereunto is annexed The Gard'ners Kalendar. Published for the Climate of Scotland, 2 parts in 1, first edition, 4 woodcut plates, with the unsigned leaf p.125 ('The Conclusion Proposing Scotlands Improvement' & errata) at end of first part (not found in all copies), second part lacking B4 (final blank), woodcut title-devices and initials, paper flaw to D1 causing loss to a few letters, some foxing, a few small stains, contemporary sprinkled calf, rubbed, corners worn, rebacked, [British Bee Books 59; Henrey 328; Hunt 368; Wing R764], small 4to, Edinburgh, David Lindsay, 1683.

⁂ A good copy of the first gardening book for Scottish gardeners, sometimes also regarded as the first Scottish cookery book as the second part includes recommendations of seasonal dishes and drinks. Reid (b.1656) was gardener to several estates including Hamilton Castle and Drummond Castle before emigrating in 1683 to a Scottish Quaker community in New Jersey where he became a wealthy farmer.

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Gardens.- Reid (John) The Scots Gard'ner in Two

Wed, Jul 11, 2018 9:30 AM UTC
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Auction Curated By:
Rupert Powell
International Head of Books and Works on Paper
Justin Phillips
Early and Continental Printing
220 Queenstown Road
London, SW8 4LP
United Kingdom
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