WHITE (GILBERT) MILLER (PHILIP) The Gardener's Dictionary, 3 vol., WHITE'S Copy INSCRIBED, 1748
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WHITE (GILBERT) - MILLER (PHILIP) The Gardener's Dictionary, 3 vol., WHITE'S COPY, INSCRIBED, 1748
Sold for £937 (US$ 1,537) inc. premium

Lot Details
WHITE (GILBERT)
MILLER (PHILIP) The Gardener's Dictionary. Containing the Methods of Cultivating and Improving the Kitchen, Fruit and Flower-Garden, 3 vol., third edition, engraved frontispiece in volume one, Gilbert White's copy, signed "Gil. White 1748/9" inside the upper cover of each volume, each with later ownership inscription of John J. Holford Kilgwyn, blindstamp on titles and several leaves, ink stamp on verso of titles, bookplate on front free endpaper of volume one, contemporary calf, worn and scuffed, 2 covers detached, 8vo, for the Author, 1748, sold as an association copy

Footnotes

  • An attractive association copy, from the library of Gilbert White. "White became interested in the formal study of the garden at The Wakes. His serious interest had been indicated by the purchase in 1743 of the standard text of the day, Philip Miller's The Gardeners Dictionary" (ODNB). Miller, in his position as gardener to the Chelsea Physic Garden of the Society of Apothecaries of London, and through his writings, was the most influential British gardener of the eighteenth century, and the scope of his interests is paralleled in White's "Garden kalendar", a journal he kept between 1751 and 1767.
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