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Parkinson, John.
Paradisi in Sole Paradisus Terrestris or, Garden of All Sorts of Pleasant Flowers…
London: Humfrey Lownes and Robert Young, 1629. Folio page (12 1/2" x 8"), hand colored illustration, text on reverse side of page, archivally matted with print attached along top margin with archival tape. Less offset than usual from the text side, paper is a little browned and aged, a little uneven trimming; otherwise very good. John Parkinson (1567-1650) was an apothecary and herbalist, and was so well respected in his field that he was consulted on the first Pharmacopoeia Londinensis by the College of Physicians. He had a keen interest in gardening, which led to the publication of his first work, Paradisi in Sole Paradisus Terrestris; or. A Garden of All Sorts of Pleasant Flowers, in 1629. This plate (page 201), which features illustrations of several flowers, is from that work.  ODB.
Bookseller: Nicholas D. Riccio Rare Books, ABAA [Florham Park, NJ, U.S.A.]

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