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PARKINSON, John, 1567-1650.:
PARADISI IN SOLE PARADISUS TERRESTRIS or A garden of all sorts of pleasant flowers which our English ayre will permitt to be noursed vp
London, printed by Humfrey Lownes and Robert Young at the signe of the Starre on Bread-street hill, 1629. London, printed by Humfrey Lownes and Robert Young at the signe of the Starre on Bread-street hill, 1629.. With a KITCHEN garden of all manner of herbes, rootes, & fruites, for meate or sause vsed with vs, and an ORCHARD of all sorte of fruit bearing trees and shrubbes fit for our land together with the right orderinge planting & preseruing of them and their vses & vertues collected by Iohn Parkinson apothecary of London 1629. FIRST EDITION FIRST ISSUE USING THE OLD USAGE OF THE LETTERS U & V ( V instead of U and U instead of V), line 4 on A1 recto ending "amend". In the later issue the spelling was corrected. Small folio, approximately 320 x 190 mm, 12½ x 8 inches, wood engraved allegorical title page "Garden of Eden", showing the legendary 'plant animal', known as the 'vegetable lamb of Tartary', portrait of Parkinson facing page 1, a further 110 full page illustrations, each with numerous figures of flowers, vegetables and fruit, plus 3 text illustrations, woodcut head- and tailpieces and a few initials. Pages: xii, 1-612, [16] - indexes, rebound in full speckled calf, gilt lettered label, author's name and gilt decoration with date at foot to spine, blind rules to edges of covers, new marbled endpapers plus cream fly leaves. Title trimmed and laid down on old paper, lacks the black rule round the image and the margins, no loss to image, a little bleed through of old ink from blank side of title, narrow repair to outer edge of dedication leaf and a small repair t … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Roger Middleton [United Kingdom]
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