Title: A Complete Dictionary of Practical Gardening, title page and frontispiece by Sydenham Edwards

Creator: Dickson, R. W.

Date: 1807

Bibliographic Citation: Dickson, R. W. A Complete Dictionary of Practical Gardening: Comprehending all the Modern Improvements in the Art: Whether in the Raising of the Various Esculent Vegetables, or in the Forcing and Managing of Different Sorts of Fruits and Plants, and that of Laying Out, Ornamenting, and Planting, Gardens and Pleasure Grounds: with Correct Engravings … from original drawings by Sydenham Edwards / by Alexander McDonald. London: Printed for George Kearsley by R. Taylor, 1807.

Notes: Edwards’ illustrations were engraved by the engraver F. Sansom, translating them for the printing process. Sansom, known for his neat and careful style, would also be engaged by Sir Joseph Banks to engrave illustrations of natural history subjects collected on some of Banks’ later expeditions for their subsequent publication.

Physical Description: image.frontispiece.black and white 28 × 42 cm

Language: English

Description: Edwards’ illustrations were engraved by the engraver F. Sansom, translating them for the printing process. Sansom, known for his neat and careful style, would also be engaged by Sir Joseph Banks to engrave illustrations of natural history subjects collected on some of Banks’ later expeditions for their subsequent publication.

Subject: Horticulture — Dictionaries.

Publisher: Rare Books and Special Collections, McGill University

is Part Of Exhibition: Interpersonal Print

Exhibition Theme: Botanical Illustration

Call Number: SB45 D6 1807 Rare Books/Special Collections

Image Identifier: 6_002332248_dickson-frontispieceandtitlepage