SIGN UP TO OUR NEWSLETTER

Sign up to receive regular updates, curated lists, catalogues, and information about fairs and events.

LAURENCE, John.

A new system of agriculture

Being a complete body of husbandry and gardening in all the parts of them. Viz. Husbandry in the field, and its several improvements. Of forest and timber trees, great and small; with ever-greens and flow'ring shrubs, &c. Of the fruit-garden. Of

Stock Code
103644
London, printed for Tho. Woodward, at the Half-Moon over against St. Dunstan's Church in Fleetstreet, 1726
£1,250

John Laurence (1668-1732), a Northamptonshire clergyman, devoted as much time as possible to gardening, not always to the pleasure of his parishioners. He wrote extensively on gardening, the present work being his most ambitious.

The frontispiece by Jan Van der Gucht, shows a perspective view of Richmond Lodge, the favourite residence of the Prince of Wales, the dedicatee of the book. A great influence on Laurence was the noted gardener, Richard Bradley, the most prolific author on the subject in the early eighteenth century.

ASK A QUESTION

Description

First edition. Folio, [24], 456 [i.e. 452] pp., Engraved frontispiece, 2 engraved plates, engravings in text, page 245 with old splash marks, contemporary calf gilt, morocco label, neat repairs to headcap and corners, an attractive example.

Bibliography

Henrey 945.

Stock ID:103644

Buy another copy / Sell your copy

If you have a specific question about this book, please complete the form below.
For general enquires contact us
SUBMIT YOUR QUESTION

NEW ARRIVALS

Contact us for more information

+44 (0)20 7493 0876