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Lot 1148: BOTANY -- MILLER, Ph. The abridgement of the gardeners dictionary: Containi
16 November 2016
2311 RW Leiden, NetherlandsLive Auction
BOTANY -- MILLER, Ph. The abridgement of the gardeners dictionary: Containing The best and newest methods of cultivating and Improving the kitchen, fruit, flower garden, and nursery; as also for performing the practical parts of husbandry: together with the management of vineyards, and the methods of making wine in England. 6th corr. & enl. ed. Lond., 1771. W. front. & 12 fold. plates. 4°. Cont. cf. (Rebacked & recornered, new endpapers, tear in leaf A2). Miller (1691-1771) was the son of a Scottish Market gardener of Deptford. After running a florist's business at Southwark, he was appointed Gardener at the Chelsea Physic Garden in 1722 and held this office for forty-eight years, being elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1730. He had a particular interest in establishing the cultivating the red dye plant madder in England, as large quantities were imported from Holland.
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