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CLARICI, Paolo Bartolomeo. Description of outstanding Veneto flower garden
Istoria e coltura delle piante che sono pe l fiore pi ragguardevoli, e pi distinte per ornare un giardino in tutto il tempo dell anno; con un copioso trattato degli agrumi. Opera postuma consacrata sua Eccelenza il Sig. Gerardo Sagredo.
Venice, Andrea Poletti, 1726. 4to. [34] + 761 + [2] + [1 blank]p. Title in red and black. Engraved vignette on title-page signed FZ, portrait frontispiece of the author signed F. Zucchi; large engraved folding plan of the Villa Marocco and its garden (510 x 740mm) by Zucchi supplied in facsmile on old paper. Wood-engraved capitals, several large ornamental end-pieces (6 on otherwise blank pages). Original paste boards a la rustica . An important work for the documentation of flowers and the flower garden in the early 18th century. Clarici (1664-1725) was both scholar and practical horticulturist; his list of sources runs to 175 works, ranging from the classical authors to the most recent authorities, including botanists, pre-eminently, but also travellers, historians, architects, poets and writers on taste. Clarici s systematic work first provides an overall description of the garden and its site 10 miles from Venice. The book is then divided into four parts, the first covering the garden layout and responsibilities of the gardener; the second, the various skills required in cultivating plants in sections of the ornamental garden; the third, and major part (pp119- 152) subdivided into several chapters, describes individual plants (flowers, herbs, shrubs and spice trees) grouped according to their flower structure - there are numerous lists of contemporarily grown plants here with reference to their citation (if known) in earlier works. The fourth part is concerned with citrus fruits, and the cedar tree. The author's observations and notes are specially valuable in that he w … [Click Below for Full Description]
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