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Gardens.- Rea (John) Flora: seu, de florum cultura. Or, A Complete Florilege, first edition, engraved additional pictorial title by D.Loggan with facing letterpress 'Mind of the Front' explanatory leaf, title in red and black, 16 engraved plans of formal gardens on 8 plates, 2 folding, contemporary ink inscription to title "Ri: Sneyde pr. 7s. 6d.", engraved title torn and repaired, small ink stains to title and facing leaf, occasional other soiling but generally clean, contemporary mottled calf, rubbed, splits to joints, spine worn at head, [Henrey 325; Hunt 301; Wing R421], small folio, J[ohn] G[rismond] for Richard Marriott, 1665.

⁂ "The most important English treatise on gardening to be published during the second half of the seventeenth century." Henrey p. 195. The work is enthusiastically referred to in the diaries of John Evelyn.

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Gardens.- Rea (John) Flora: seu, de florum cultura. Or,

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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