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EVELYN, John.:
London, Printed for B. Tooke at the Middle-Temple gate in Fleetstreet, 1699.. FIRST EDITION 1699, A SPECIAL RUBRICATED EDITION ON BETTER PAPER FOR PRESENTATION. 4 small corrections to text in old ink (possibly in Evelyn's hand - see: Geoffrey Keynes, John Evelyn A Study in Bibliophily, illustration on page 127 showing a correction). Small 8vo, approximately 160 x 90 mm, 6¼ x 3½ inches, 1 folding leaf of vegetables by months, pages: [42], 1-192, [50] - appendix, index and errata leaf, first blank present, contemporary speckled calf, gilt lettered label and gilt decoration to spine, gilt panel to covers with floral ornament at corners, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Binding rubbed, wear with slight loss to head and foot of spine, 1" crack to top of upper hinge (20cm), lower hinge has ½" (10cm) crack to top of hinge and 1" crack at foot, covers still firmly attached, pale age-browning to title page and prelims, 3 leaves in dedication have a small hole from old ink, just touching odd letters, all still legible, a further 8 leaves have ink spots just touching the odd letter, all still legible, occasional pale age-browning and spotting, otherwise a very good copy of the rubricated edition. See: Christie's, The Evelyn Library, Part 4, page 86, No. 1680; Geoffrey Keynes, John Evelyn, pages, 236-241, No. 105; Rachel Hunt, Catalogue of Botanical Books, 1477-1700, page 421-422, No. 401; Blanche Henrey, British Botanical and Horticultural Literature before 1800, Volume 1, page 243, No.117; ESTC R8610; Printed Books in the Wellcome Medical Library, Volume 2, page 537. MORE I … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Roger Middleton [United Kingdom]

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