The British Gardener's New Director, Chiefly adapted to the Climate of the Northern Countries: Directing The Necessary Works in the Kitchen, Fruit, and Pleasure Gardens, and in the Nursery, Green-House and Stove. With the addition of a Dissertation on the Culture of Forest-Trees.

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Title

The British Gardener's New Director, Chiefly adapted to the Climate of the Northern Countries: Directing The Necessary Works in the Kitchen, Fruit, and Pleasure Gardens, and in the Nursery, Green-House and Stove. With the addition of a Dissertation on the Culture of Forest-Trees.

Subject

Horticulture -- English -- Scottish -- 18th Century
Gardening -- English -- Scottish -- 18th Century
Gardening -- Kitchen Plants and Roots -- Catalog -- 18th Century
Gardening -- American Flowers and Trees -- Catalog -- 18th Century
Gardening -- Oriental Hyacinths -- Exotic Flora
-- English -- 1800

Description

An encyclopedic understanding of flora native to Great Britain and some understanding of exotic flora with added Anglicized common names. Early catalog of American trees and seeds in the 18th century.

Creator

Sir Justice James, Bart. F. R. S. (1698-1763 ) and one of the principal Clerks of Session in Scotland.

Source

Michigan State University Library.
MSU Call Number: XX SB97 .j8 1771

Publisher

John Exshaw in Dame Street of Dublin, Ireland. Printed at the Request and Recommendation of several Gentlemen of this Kingdom.

Date

1771.

Contributor

Michigan State University Library

Language

English

Type

RBSC Physical Object

RBSC Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Title

The British Gardener's New Director, Chiefly adapted to the Climate of the Northern Countries: Directing The Necessary Works in the Kitchen, Fruit, and Pleasure Gardens, and in the Nursery, Green-House and the Stove. With the Addition of a Dissertation on the Culture of Forest-Trees.

Date of Publication

1771.

Author

Sir James Justice (1698-1763).

Publisher

John Exshaw

Place of Publication

Dame Street of Dublin, Ireland.

Provenance Notes

End papers contain 2 bookplates. Bookplate no. 1 belongs to John Baker Holroyd the 1st earl of Sheffield (Dec 21, 1735- May 30, 1821). Bookplate no.2 belongs to Edward Heron-Allen (Dec 17, 1861 In London - March 28, 1943 in Selsey West Sussex) and his second wife Edith in 1925. Final end paper shows evidence of a bookplate removed. Title page contains an inked signature belonging to Richard, a presumably inked out signature, and library Stamp belonging to Michigan State College of Agriculture (1943-May, 1955).

Local Notes

This volume provides an encyclopedic understanding of Great Britain's flora and additional understanding of exotic flora with Anglicized common names in the late 18th century. It is also an early catalog of American flora known in the 1800's. The "British Gardner's New Director" is significant because it was authored by the known Father of Scottish gardening, Sir Justice James, and former Fellow of the Royal Society. Ownership of volume belonged to 2 Fellows of the Royal Society also.

Binding Notes

Binding is slightly cocked to the left. Crown of spine is mildly damaged. Decorative stamp binding. Light damp staining on end leafs. Minimal foxing. Otherwise in good condition. Additional unique features include 5 illustrated folding plates.

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Citation

Sir Justice James, Bart. F. R. S. (1698-1763 ) and one of the principal Clerks of Session in Scotland. , “The British Gardener's New Director, Chiefly adapted to the Climate of the Northern Countries: Directing The Necessary Works in the Kitchen, Fruit, and Pleasure Gardens, and in the Nursery, Green-House and Stove. With the addition of a Dissertation on the Culture of Forest-Trees.,” RBSC Provenance, accessed November 18, 2019, http://projects.leadr.msu.edu/rbscprovenance/items/show/15.