London: printed for T. Osborne, et al, 1757. First printing. Print. One of the premier engravings from the first edition of this important 18th-century gardening book. The book itself was issued in 60 weekly parts between 1756 and 1757, and was available with plates uncolored or colored. The Van Huysum family had considerable fame as flower painters.
The complete title "Eden: or, a Compleat body of Gardening, Containing Plain and Familiar Directions for Raising the Several Useful Products of a Garden. Compiled and digested from the papers of the late celebrated Mr. Hale..."
Folio (16 5/8 x 10 inches). Copper engraving with period hand-coloring, engraved by J. Hill, engraved in the lower right corner. Nicely framed. Very good condition. Item #27915