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America.- Forster (John) Englands Happiness Increased...by A Plantation of Roots called Potatoes, first edition, initial licence leaf present, lacking final blank, small marginal holes to D3, a couple of headlines just shaved, [Wing F1601; Henrey 145; Fussell I, pp.60-61; Goldsmiths' 1724], Printed for A. Seile, over against St. Dunstans Church in Fleetstreet, 1664; bound with Lawrence (Anthony) Nurseries, Orchards, Profitable Gardens, and Vineyards Encouraged, first edition, lacking final blank leaf, slight worming to lower margin, occasionally slightly affecting text (mostly catchwords), fore-edge trimmed close, affecting ruled border to title but just avoiding text, [Wing L651; Henrey 225; Fussell I, p.58], Printed for Henry Brome at the Gun in St. Pauls Church-Yard, the West End, 1677; bound with The Orchard, and the Garden..., 22pp. only (of 61), largely printed in black letter, woodcut title vignette and illustration, ownership signature of Thomas Faxon to title, [STC 14106.5; Henrey 275; Fussell I, p.37 for 1594 1st ed.], Printed by Adam Islip, 1597; all bound after C[lark] (W[illiam]) Decimarum & Oblationum Tabula. A Tithing-Table, lacking initial leaf, shaved with loss to side-notes and pagination throughout, [Wing C148H], for R. Scot, T. Basset, J. Wright, R. Chiswell, 1683, together 4 works in 1, modern cloth, spine lettered in gilt "Old Pamphlets 1", small 4to

⁂ Includes two great rarities. Forster's work is the first treatise devoted exclusively to the potato and refers to the Virginia Potatoes, giving recipes for making puddings, cakes, bread etc. The Lawrence includes references to orchards and vineyards in America.

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America.- Forster (John) Englands Happiness

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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