COOK, Moses (d. 1715)
The Manner of Raising Ordering and Improving Forest-Trees: With Directions How to Plant, Make and Keep Woods, Walks, Avenues, Lawns, Hedges, &c. ... the third edition, corrected
London: Eliz. Bell, John Darby [et al], 1724. 8vo. (7 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches). iii-xx, 273, pp. Engraved frontispiece, 4 folding plates.
Contemporary speckled calf, expertly rebacked to style, spine with raised bands in six compartments, red morocco lettering piece in the second
Provenance: Thomas Broadley (armorial bookplate)
A noted early work on the planting of trees.
Cook was among the founders of the noted nursey Brompton Park and served as gardener to the Earl of Essex. His work on trees was first published in 1676; the present posthumously published edition is corrected. Includes a chapter on the making of cider.
Bradley IV, 107.