Silva: or, a Discourse of Forest-trees, and the Propagation of Timber in his Majesty's Dominions… with notes by A. Hunter…to which is added the Terra: A Philosophical Discourse of Earth

[EVELYN, JOHN] HUNTER, ALEXANDER

Published by A. Ward for J. Dodsley, T. Cadell and others, 1786
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4to( 30.4 x 22.9cm). Contemporary red morocco. Three (3) parts in one. Collation: [xliv], 311, [13]; [ii] 343, [11]; [viii], 74 [4] pp. + Engraved portrait after Bartolozzi, 43 hand-colored plates on thick paper, 1 double-page, two folding letterpress tables. The spine has six compartments with gilt raised bands and gilt title; gilt turn-ins, gilt edges (lightly rubbed), with a contemporary fore-edge painting of a country house set in wooded parkland. There are inner gilt dentelles and marble end papers. The portrait has foxing and small-discolored area at the bottom gutter. The text and plates have some minor marginal foxing, which is more moderate when several plates are placed together or a leaf of text separates two plates. Many of the plates were engraved by J. Miller and a few other plates by S. H. Grimm. All the plates are finely colored. Provenance: W.A. Foyle bookplate on front free end paper and amoral bookplate (pasted over earlier bookplate) of Bertram Mitford Freeman. This is a rare copy of the first hand-colored Hunter edition of Evelyn's Silva… to which were added 3 new plates.There is a fore edge painting of country house and grounds painted by William Edwards of the Halifx (c.f. Weber. Annotated Dictionary Of Fore-Edge Painting Artists & Binders…, 2010.). It is an excellent rendition of the house and, more importantly, the numerous different trees on the grounds. PROVENANCE: W.A. Foyle bookplate on front free end paper and amoral bookplate (pasted over earlier bookplate) of Bertram Mitford Freeman. Algernon Bertram Freeman Mitford -, first Baron Redesdale (1837&1916), diplomatist and author, was born in South Audley Street, London, on 24 February 1837. He was the third son of Henry Revely Mitford (1804&1883) and his wife, Lady Georgiana Jemima Ashburnham (1805&1882). Mitford was educated at Eton College (1846&54), where he spent much time in the company of his cousin Algernon Swinburne, with whom he became close friends. Mitford went up to Christ Church, Oxford, in October 1855. His work in the Foreign Office lead, in part, to becoming one of the associates of the Prince of Wales followed by being sent in 1863 to St Petersburg as second secretary of embassy.Keynes notes the existence of two other colored copies, one in the British Museum and the other at Harvard University Arnold Arboretum and Asa Gray Herbarium. Although this edition was published in two volumes, the present copy with the fine red morocco binding and excellently executed fore-edge painting by Edwards makes this is a fine copy with all plates' hand colored on thick paper. This is the first Hunter edition to have color plates. Keynes notes that Hunter was an English physician who practiced in York, where he died in 1809. "His mind was versatile like Evelyn's, and he varied his medical work by becoming an authority on agriculture and forestry.Hunter's edition of Evelyn's /Silva/, under taken as a relaxation, proved to be a popular success, so that five editions of this ponderous work were called for up to 1825. His annotations are learned and extensive, and he claims that the text was collated with all five of the original editions, and corrected with the help of 'some Original Manuscripts'." The present work contains additional plates and the Terra: A Philosophical Discourse of Earth. (Nissen 615; Henrey 137; Keynes 48). Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: Silva: or, a Discourse of Forest-trees, and ...
Publisher: A. Ward for J. Dodsley, T. Cadell and others
Publication Date: 1786
Binding: Contemporary red morocco.
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: Second Hunter edition.

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Book Description Finely engraved frontis. port. of Evelyn by Bartolozzi, 42 engraved plates, & three folding printed tables. 23 p.l., 311, [9] pp.; 1 p.l., 343, [9], 74, [4], pp. Two vols. Large 4to, cont. straight-grained green morocco, covers with a Greek key gilt border round sides, flat spines finely gilt, a.e.g. York: A. Ward for J. Dodsley et al., 1786. A wonderful large and thick paper set in contemporary straight-grained green morocco of the best 18th-century edition of this highly influential book, the first important book published in England on forest trees; "it contains an enormous amount of information concerning the cultivation of the various kinds of forest trees, and the uses of their timber, together with facts and anecdotes obtained from books, both classical and contemporary. The work was a success from the start. Its publication gave a great stimulus to planting in Britain?No other work on arboriculture exerted a greater influence on forestry in this country than Evelyn's Sylva? "Hunter's edition of Sylva [is] a handsome quarto volume with extensive notes to bring it up to date and illustrated with a number of whole-page engravings. The numerous whole-page illustrations depicting the foliage, flower, and fruit of the trees described are drawn and engraved by John Miller, otherwise Johann Sebastian Mueller, the noted eighteenth-century botanical draughtsman and engraver. The excellence of these figures resulted in their being used to illustrate later works on silviculture, even up to the present day."-Henrey, I, pp. 107-11. This edition is the first to contain Evelyn's Terra (originally published as A Philosophical Discourse of Earth, 1676). It is Evelyn's notable contribution to horticulture. Hunter (1729-1809), a physician at York, issued this edition to draw attention to the vast quantities of timber being felled for the Navy and for civilian needs. Fine and handsome thick paper copy. This edition of Sylva was typically bound in one volume; thick paper copies are easily identifiable because they were issued in two volumes, each with its own title-page. Occasional minor foxing. Armorial bookplate of H.B. Pyne. ? Henrey, Bibliography, 138. Raphael, An Oak Spring Silva, 33-"Hunter's [1786] version of Silva added extensive notes, and virtually doubled the size of Evelyn's text.". Seller Inventory # 5505

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