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Bradley (Richard) Ten Practical Discourses concerning Earth and Water, Fire and Air, as they relate to the Growth of Plants, first edition, 5pp. advertisements at end, ink signature at head of title, slight stain at head of title and preface, A3 cut at tail slightly affecting Contents f., M2 small triangular shaped hole affecting a few letters on last line of text, upper margins trimmed affecting a few headlines, slightly browned, ink signature at head of title and another on advertisement page, engraved bookplate of Alfred Ashworth of Gresford Hall on front pastedown, later calf-backed boards, [Fussell pp.106-113; Henrey 510; McDonald pp.170-176], 8vo, Westminster, Printed by J.Cluer and A. Campbell, for B. Creake at the Bible in Jermyn-Street, St. James, 1727.

⁂ Alfred Ashworth (1843-1910), textiles manufacturer. The Ashworths were an established family of yeoman farmers in central Lancashire who had moved into textile manufacture in the 18th century and become very prosperous. In 1898 Ashworth moved to Horsley Hall near Gresford, Denbighshire. He had Horsley Hall enlarged and remodelled in a Jacobean style and laid out extensive gardens.

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Bradley (Richard) Ten Practical Discourses concerning

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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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