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Sylva, Or a Discourse of Forest-Trees, and the Propagation of Timber in His Majesties Dominions. As it was Delivered in the Royal Society the XVth of October [1662]...
London: Printed for Jo. Martyn and Ja. Allestry, 1670 [but 1669]. Second edition. Folio. (xlviii), 44, 53-172, 171-247, (1), (iv), 67, (1), 33, (3) pp. Contemporary calf, rebacked, raised bands, gilt lettered red label, new endpapers. Engraved arms to the title page of the first work plus 1 full page engraved illustration, 3 engravings set into the text and another set into the text of the second work. A little browning early on, light wear to the boards, else very good. First published in 1664 as a result of a series of Royal Society papers and discussions stemming from the shortage of timber for ship-building, this was the first serious English work on the subject and one which proved hugely influential down the centuries. Two appendices - "Pomona", concerning cider production, and the third edition of his popular "Kalendarium Hortense" - are included, each with a separate title page. The latter was reprinted on its own many times, but the former never appeared separately. Wing E3517. Henrey, I, 133.
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