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RUTTER, John & CARTER, Daniel
Modern Eden: or, the Gardener's Universal Guide: containing plain and familiar instructions, for performing every branch of gardening, whether relating to ornament or utility. In which are laid down the best methods at large for raising all the products of the kitchen and flower-garden, and the training, pruning, and entire management of fruit-trees. The whole founded on experience, according to the methods of the best gardeners of the present time. with many useful and curious experiments, which have been repeatedly practised and proved, not only by gardeners, but the virtuosi in general.
London: printed for J. Cooke, 1767. 8vo., xiv + 396 (i.e. 402)pp., p.402 misnumbered, very small piece chipped from fore-edge of title-page (nowhere near printed surface, however), contemporary calf, recently rebacked with labels and gilt lettering, corners rather worn, else a good, sound, copy*. First edition. Although the authors identify themselves as 'John Rutter, gardener at Wandsworth, and Daniel Carter, gardener at Battersea', Henrey found littler further biographical material except to note that 'Daniel Carter was followed in his profession by his two sons, Thomas and Daniel the younger, who, in 1822, were referred to by Loudon as 'esteemed flower cultivators at the present day'.'. * This copy has an early ownership inscription on the verso of the title: 'Thos Croucher his book Septr 6th 1835 a gift from his well wisher P. Stedman bricklayer Dorking Surrey'. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: John Drury Rare Books ABA ILAB [Manningtree, United Kingdom]
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