Place Published: York
Publisher: printed by A.Ward for J.Dodsley, T.Cadell etc.
Date Published: 1786
Edition: 3rd Edition
Binding: Hard Cover
Volume II only - 9 x 11-1/2 inches. (2),-343 pp,; (1),(9pp. index), (1); -74pp.(Terra),(4pp. index). New leather spine with red and black leather labels with gilt type. Contemporary boards and end papers (reinforced) preserved. Insides are very clean and in very good condition. Attractive engraved armorial bookplate of R. Westly Hall Dare to front pastedown (probably Robert Westley Hall-Dare (1789-1836). A new edition. To which is added the Terra: a philosophical discourse of earth.
5 copperplate plates of 15 called for; p. 129, 3 plates marked p.200, , Terra p.48. No folding chart at rear. Double page spread of A table of Sands and A table of Clays p.18.
This new edition also includes the additional separate work by Evelyn on "Terra", which discusses the nature of soils in relation to plant growth.
Robert Westley Hall-Dare (1789-1836) was the son of Robert Westley Hall and Maria Elizabeth Brower. He married Elizabeth Grafton, daughter of John Marmaduke Grafton and Elizabeth Eaton, on 8 November 1815. He lived at Cranbrook, Essex and was High Sheriff of Essex, 1821. Robert Westley Hall, who assumed 1823 the additional surname and Arms of Dare. He was given the name of Robert Westley Hall at birth. On 25 April 1823 his name was legally changed to Robert Westley Hall-Dare by Royal sign manual. He a British Conservative politician who was Member of Parliament for South Essex from 1832, as a Tory, until his death in 1836.
"Silva" is considered the first important book on forest trees to be published in Great Britain.
Very Good. Item #952