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Weston, Richard
Tracts on Practical Agriculture & Gardening. Particularly addressed to Gentlemen-Farmers in Great-Britain. With several useful Improvements in Stoves and Green-Houses. A Chronological Catalogue of English Authors on Agriculture, Botany, Gardening etc
London: S. Hooper, 25 Ludgate-Hill, 1773. Second edition, greatly improved. Illustrated with one plate (foxed), octavo, pp xxxii, 298, (2), 136, slight age-toning and blemishes, heavier spotting and foxing between pages 77 and 98, (possibly caused by the different paper of the plate ?), otherwise very sound and tight, contemporary half calf and marbled boards, rubbed and slightly worn, rebacked at some point with the old spine laid down, the spine noe slightly worn at head and foot. With armorial bookplate of Peter Clutterbuck, and a slightly odd offset on the facing blank. RARE. [Weston was originally a thread-hosier of Leicester, but in some of his anonymous works describes himself as "a country gentleman". In 1773, he was living at Kensington Gore, but later was living at Leicester where he was secretary of the local agricultural society. From the number of his published works, it is evident he had a very wide knowledge of plants and plant literature. Blanche Henrey 1490 - "Richard Weston (1733-1806) appears to have had an excellent knowledge of nursery gardening and nurserymen's sale catalogues. He was interested in agriculture and all forms of horticulture, and he also made a study of horticultural and botanical literature.Weston's first important published work appeared in 1769 anonymously. This was his Tracts on practical agriculture and gardening. At the end of this volume, and in subsequent editions of the work, is a very useful 'Catalogue of English authors.on husbandry, gardening, botany, and subjects relative thereto''. This catalogue is greatly extended in … [Click Below for Full Description]
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