Modern Eden: or, the Gardener's Universal Guide: Containing Plain and Familiar Instructions, for Performing every Branch of Gardening . . JOHN AND DANIEL CARTER RUTTER.

Modern Eden: or, the Gardener's Universal Guide: Containing Plain and Familiar Instructions, for Performing every Branch of Gardening . . .

Publisher: London: Printed by J. Cooke, 1767.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: ESTC N6101, records six copies: BL, Cambridge (2), Reading University, HEH, and Washington State; there was a second printing in 1769, of which ESTC T173535 records ten copies.
Condition: Spine and edges rubbed, but sound; very good copy.
Book ID: 28051

Description

8vo, contemporary sheep, dark red leather spine label, gilt rules and lettering.

Comments

A substantial work on gardening - over 125 short chapters in 396 pages - on vegetable, herb and fruit gardens and gardens for pleasure. The authors state that they are gardeners at Wandsworth and Battersea and little else is known about them. Fussell gives them a brief mention in his More Old English Farming Books on page 143: "No rich, elaborate information exists about James Rutter and Daniel Carter, gardeners, who produced Modern Eden: or, the Gardener's Universal Guide 1767, a copy of which and of the second edition, London 1769, are in the Lindley Library, but I cannot trace them elsewhere."

Price: $750.00

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