The Abridgement of the Gardener's Dictionary

Author: Philip Miller

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108068510

Category: Gardening

Page: 952

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Trained by his father, a market gardener, Philip Miller (1691-1771) rose to become Britain's most eminent horticulturalist in the eighteenth century. Following a period as a nurseryman in Southwark, he was appointed the head gardener of the Chelsea Physic Garden by the Society of Apothecaries in 1722, upon the recommendation of Sir Hans Sloane. Under Miller's supervision, the diversity of plants at Chelsea outstripped that of all other European botanic gardens. His talent was equally reflected in his writings. Miller's most famous work, The Gardener's Dictionary, ran to eight editions during his lifetime, as did his celebrated abridgement, reissued here in its 1771 sixth edition. Ranging widely in coverage from agriculture to winemaking, as well as incorporating traditional gardening topics, the work reflects the progress of contemporary plant science and the breadth of knowledge acquired by one of its foremost practitioners.

The Athenaeum

A Journal of Literature, Science, the Fine Arts, Music, and the Drama

Author: James Silk Buckingham,John Sterling,Frederick Denison Maurice,Henry Stebbing,Charles Wentworth Dilke,Thomas Kibble Hervey,William Hepworth Dixon,Norman Maccoll,Vernon Horace Rendall,John Middleton Murry

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Page: N.A

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The Gardeners Dictionary

Containing the Methods of Cultivating and Improving the Kitchen, Fruit and Flower Garden, as Also the Physick Garden, Wilderness, Conservatory, and Vineyard

Author: Philip Miller

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Botany

Page: N.A

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Anecdotes of Painting in England;

With Some Account of the Principal Artists; : and Incidental Notes on Other Arts;

Author: Horace Walpole,George Vertue

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Painting, English

Page: N.A

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Of Gardens

An Essay

Author: Francis Bacon,Lucien Pissarro

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Gardening

Page: 29

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Lexicon Technicum

Or, an Universal English Dictionary of Arts and Sciences: ... Vol.II. by John Harris, D.D. ... the Second Edition. of 2;

Author: John Harris

Publisher: Gale Ecco, Print Editions

ISBN: 9781379375258

Category:

Page: 862

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The 18th century was a wealth of knowledge, exploration and rapidly growing technology and expanding record-keeping made possible by advances in the printing press. In its determination to preserve the century of revolution, Gale initiated a revolution of its own: digitization of epic proportions to preserve these invaluable works in the largest archive of its kind. Now for the first time these high-quality digital copies of original 18th century manuscripts are available in print, making them highly accessible to libraries, undergraduate students, and independent scholars. Western literary study flows out of eighteenth-century works by Alexander Pope, Daniel Defoe, Henry Fielding, Frances Burney, Denis Diderot, Johann Gottfried Herder, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, and others. Experience the birth of the modern novel, or compare the development of language using dictionaries and grammar discourses. ++++ The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to insure edition identification: ++++ British Library T115047 Titlepage in red and black. Partly paginated. London: printed for D. Brown, J. Walthoe, J. Knapton, B. and S. Tooke, D. Midwinter [and 5 others in London], 1723. v.2 ([396],44, [202],120, [92]p.), plates: ill.; 2°

Makers of British Botany

A Collection of Biographies by Living Botanists

Author: F. W. Oliver

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108016022

Category: Medical

Page: 400

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First published in 1913, this volume contains biographies of influential botanists written by distinguished botanists of the period. A discussion of each botanist's life and scientific contribution is provided, with each contributor specialising in the same botanical area as the subject.