Book ID: 28818 Silva: or, a Discourse of Forest-Trees, and the Propagation of Timber in His Majesties Dominions . . . With Notes by A. Hunter. JOHN EVELYN.
Silva: or, a Discourse of Forest-Trees, and the Propagation of Timber in His Majesties Dominions . . . With Notes by A. Hunter.
Silva: or, a Discourse of Forest-Trees, and the Propagation of Timber in His Majesties Dominions . . . With Notes by A. Hunter.
Silva: or, a Discourse of Forest-Trees, and the Propagation of Timber in His Majesties Dominions . . . With Notes by A. Hunter.
Silva: or, a Discourse of Forest-Trees, and the Propagation of Timber in His Majesties Dominions . . . With Notes by A. Hunter.
Silva: or, a Discourse of Forest-Trees, and the Propagation of Timber in His Majesties Dominions . . . With Notes by A. Hunter.

John Evelyn's Famous Treatise on Trees

Silva: or, a Discourse of Forest-Trees, and the Propagation of Timber in His Majesties Dominions . . . With Notes by A. Hunter.

Place and Imprint: York: Printed by A. Ward for J. Dodsley, T. Cadell, J. Robson, T. Durham, London; W. Creech and J. Balfour, Edinburgh, 1776.
Edition: The first edition edited by Alexander Hunter.
Bibliographical References: Keynes 47; ESTC T123233; NCBEL II, 1580.
Condition: Edges singed; foxing and light stains; some loss to the outer edges of the plates when trimmed by the binder; a good copy.
Book ID: 28818

Physical Description

4to, contemporary calf rebacked, red morocco spine label, gilt rules and lettering. Frontis portrait engraved by F. Bartolozzi, 40 plates (one folding) by John Miller and folding table. Eight-page list of subscribers.

Comments

An extensively annotated edition of John Evelyn's famous treatise on trees, edited by Edinburgh physician and polymath Alexander Hunter (1729-1809), with Hunter's memoir of Evelyn. Hunter's edition became the standard (and many thought the best and most reliable) one, which corrected numerous errors that had crept into the editions of 1706 and 1729.

Price: $550.00