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Paradisi In Sole Paradisus Terrestris; Reprint of the 1629 Edition

By John Parkinson

1904 - London - Methuen & Co.

15.5" x 10"; [x], 612, 16

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

DETAILS

A reprint of one of the two magna opera by John Parkinson, apothecary to James I and Royal Botanist to Charles I.

This reproduces the 1629 edition, and includes the elaborately engraved title page as well as a portrait of Parkinson as a frontispiece.

The work describes how to cultivate various plants, and is organised into three sections. These are: the flower garden, the kitchen garden, and the orchard garden. Parkinson informs the reader how these gardens can be best ordered, and then instructs in grafting, planting, sowing, and even the correct tools.

Containing many illustrations, many of which were originally woodcuts by Christopher Switzer, but others of which are copies of other continental artists.

A remarkable early instance of the English passion for small private gardens, from "the last of the great English herbalists and one of the first of the great English botanists".

CONDITION

In the original quarter cloth with paper covered boards and a paper spine label. With an inscription to the front free endpaper. The text block is untrimmed and the edges are a little dusty as a result. On of the front blanks has come loose; there is a contemporary ink inscription to it. There is a significant water stain between the half title and dedication, affecting about a third of the area of each page. Internally a little cockled, but otherwise generally clean, and firmly bound. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED


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