30 April 2008
EVELYN, John (1620-1706). Silva: or, a Discourse of Forest-Trees, edited by Alexander Hunter. York: A. Ward for J. Dodsley [and others], 1776 [Bound with:] Terra: a Philosophical Discourse of Earth, edited by A. Hunter. York: A. Ward for J. Dodsley [and others], 1786.
2 works in one volume, 4° (290 x 229mm). The Silva with engraved portrait by Bartolozzi and 40 plates, one folding, by J. Miller, folding printed explanation of the plates, signed receipt by Hunter bound in at beginning; the Terra with one engraved plate printed in sepia and folding printed table of sands and clays. (A little browning, spotting and offsetting.) Contemporary calf (rebacked, corners repaired but still worn, otherwise rubbed).
First Hunter edition of the Silva. Keynes Evelyn 47 (calling for 39 plates); Henrey 137 (calls for 40 plates); Nissen BBI 615 (calling for 41 plates though almost all copies have 40). Second Hunter edition of the Terra. Keynes Evelyn 98.
Sold together with the 1679 third edition of Sylva, 4 works in one volume as issued. Keynes Evelyn 42. (2)
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