Systema horti-culturae, or, The art of gardening : in three books : the I. treateth of the excellency, scituation, soil, form, walks, arbours, springs, fountains, water-works, grotto's, statues, and other ornaments of gardens, with many rules and directions, concerning the same : the II. treateth of all sorts of trees planted for ornament of shade, winter-greens, flower-trees, and flowers that are propagated or preserv'd in the gardens of the best florists, and the best ways and methods of raising, planting, and improving them : the III. treateth of the kitchin garden, and of the variety of plants propagated for food, or for any culinary uses, with many general and particular rules, and instructions, for the making hot beds, altering and enriching any sort of garden ground, watering, cleansing, and adapting all sorts of earth to the various plants that are usually planted therein, to the great improvement of every sort of land, as well for use and profit, as for ornament and delight : illustrated with sculptures, representing the form of gardens according to the newest models / by J. Woolridge, gent.

Worlidge, John, fl. 1669-1698.
Other Title:
Systema horti-culturae
Art of gardening
Systema horti culturae, or, The art of gardening
The third edition, with large additions.
London : Printed for Tho. Dring ..., 1688.
[2], x, [4], 278, [18] p., [4] leaves of plates : ill. ; 18 cm. (8vo)
Gardening -- England -- Early works to 1800.
Gardens -- Design -- Early works to 1800.
Advertisements -- England -- London -- 17th century.
Signatures: A-T⁸ V⁴.
Title within double ruled woodcut border.
Added engraved t.p.
"The gardeners monthly directons" (p. [242]-267) has special t.p.
Advertisements on last leaf.
Includes index.
Penn Provenance:
Lamborn, Robert H. (donor)
Gillibrand, Thomas (autograph)
Penn Chronology:
Cited in:
Wing (2nd ed.) W3606
ESTC (RLIN) R33685
Gardeners monthly directions.
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