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ROBERTSON, William (1770--1850)
A collection of various forms of stoves, used for forcing pine plants, fruit trees, and preserving tender exotics: intended as well for the use of amateurs, as that of students in the art of gardening. The plates accompanied by ample letter-press, and a correct method shewn for drawing their elevations and sections, from the plans. ... By W. Robertson.
London: published ... at R. Ackermann's Gallery, 1798.
[32] p., 24 hand-col. aquat. pl. ; 35.6 cm. (4°)

The author has been tentatively identified with the Irish architect William Robertson of Kilkenny. See notes to BAL, Early printed books, no. 2802 (describing a reissue of the letterpress with the imprint line date of the plates altered to 1822). ESTC t92516.

Copy Notes Bought on 6 October 1812 from A. Maxwell together with 3 other books for a total of 3 guineas. (Archives 7A/15/37). Inscribed in pencil on front free-endpaper 0/10/6 and £1:17:0.

Binding Late C18th or early C19th quarter grey paper, marbled-paper boards.

Reference Number 3179


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