The Experimental Husbandman and Gardener: Containing A New Method Of Improving Estates and Gardens, By Cultivating and Increasing of Forrest-Trees, Coppice-Woods, Fruit-Trees, Shrubs, Flowers and Greenhouses, and Exotick Plants, after several Manners; viz. by Layers, Cuttings, Roots, Leaves, &c. With Great Variety of New Discoveries relating to Graffing, Terebration or Boreing, Inarching, Emplastration, and Inoculation; of Reversing of Trees, and Digesting their Juices to bring them to bear Fruit. With several New Experiments for the Fertilizing of Stubborn Soils. By G. A. Agricola, M. D. Translated from the Original, with Remarks: and adorn'd with Cuts. The Second Edition. To which is now added, An Appendix, containing a Variety of Experiments lately practiced upon the above System, By R. Bradley, Professor of Botany at Cambridge, F.R.S.
London: Printed for W. Mears, at the Lamb; and F. Clay, at the Bible, without Temple-Bar. 1726. 2nd Edition. 1/2 Calf. 4º, 28cm.; [xxiv], 314pp., , 21 plates (numbered to 31); 20th C. 1/2 calf rebind with marbled paper cover boards; Title page in red and black. Very good. Item #89
The first English translation by Bradley from the German appeared in 1721 as "Philosophical Treatise of Husbandy and Gardening...". Georg Andreas Agricola was a German physician who discovered grafting and vegetative propagation which was outlined for the first time in this title. Richard Bradley was a bit of a scallywag who despite his ethical definciencies (he forged a recommendation letter to become Professor in Botany at Cambridge among other transgressions) was an important promoter of horticulture and a prolific author on the subject. All 21 plates depicting numerous grafting and propagative techniques are accounted for. The rebind is expertly done. (ESTC, Henrey).