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Le Gendre (Antione) The Manner of Ordering Fruit-Trees..., Wherein is Treated of Nurseries, Wall-Fruits, Hedges of Fruit Trees, Dwarf-Trees, High Standers, &c., [translation attributed to John Evelyn], first English edition, engraved frontispiece, contemporary sheep, spine chipped at head, [Fussell p.50; Henrey 229; Janson pp.69-71; Wing L943A], 12mo, Printed for Humphrey Moseley, at the Prince's Armes in S. Paul's Church-yard, 1660.

⁂ Rare. Only 3 copies at auction in the last 70 years, one of which lacked the frontispiece. Le Gendre was inspector of gardens and almoner to Louis XIII. In 1622 he became curate of Henouville, near Rouen, an area renowned for the quality of its fruit. He was visited here by his friend the writer Pierre Corneille.

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Le Gendre (Antione) The Manner of Ordering

Wed, Jul 11, 2018 9:30 AM UTC
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Auction Curated By:
Rupert Powell
International Head of Books and Works on Paper
Justin Phillips
Early and Continental Printing
220 Queenstown Road
London, SW8 4LP
United Kingdom
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