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Gardens.- Switzer (Stephen) The Country Gentleman's Companion, 2 parts in 1, engraved folding plate and full-page illustration, no H8 or I1 but apparently complete, modern half calf, spine faded, for T.Astley, 1732; The Nobleman, Gentleman, and Gardener's Recreation, first edition, engraved frontispiece, lacking A8 of preliminaries, C3 supplied from another copy (smaller and tipped to stub), contemporary panelled calf, rebacked, for B.Barker, 1715; An Universal System of Water and Water-Works, 2 vol. in 1, engraved frontispiece and 60 plates only (of 61, lacking plate 60), many folding, contemporary calf, upper cover detached, for Thomas Cox, 1734; Ichnographia Rustica: or, the Nobleman, Gentleman, and Gardener's Recreation, 3 vol., engraved frontispiece and 53 engraved plates only (of 54, lacking plate 21 in vol.2, supplied in facsimile), many folding, a few plates trimmed with slight loss, contemporary calf, rebacked, spine ends slightly worn, for J. & J. Fox [& others], 1742, occasional soiling or browning, all but the first rubbed or worn; and a second edition of The Practical Fruit-Gardener by the same, 8vo (7)

⁂ The first comprises 'A Compendious Method for the Raising of the Italian Brocoli, Spanish Cardoon, Celeriac, Finochi, and other Foreign Kitchen-Vegetables', fifth edition, and 'A Dissertation of the True Cythisus of the Ancients'. This copy also contains 1735 editions of each bound in at end but without the general title. The fourth has an appendix at the end of vol.3 including chapters on the motion of sap and a dissertation on mushrooms.

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Gardens.- Switzer (Stephen) The Country Gentleman's

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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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