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Evelyn (John) Sylva, Or A Discourse Of Forest-Trees, and the Propagation of Timber, 3 parts in 1, first edition, initial licence leaf, title in red and black with engraved vignette of the arms of the Royal Society, errata leaf bound near beginning after prefatory matter, with the "Animadversion" and "Sir Paul Neiles second paper" leaves, part 3 printed in red and black, one woodcut illustration, without cancel leaf H1 as usual and without printed instruction to the binder, a crisp copy in near contemporary mottled calf, gilt, corners rubbed, joints cracking, [Wing E3516; Henrey 132; Keynes 40; Hunt 296], folio, Printed by Jo. Martyn, and Ja. Allestry, Printers to the Royal Society, 1664.

⁂ "Evelyn's most celebrated horticultural work...Sylva contains a wealth of interesting information and practical instruction in the growth and management of trees. Most kind of tree found in the British Isles are systematically described" (Keynes).

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Evelyn (John) Sylva, Or A Discourse Of Forest-Trees,

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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