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Gardens.- Nylandt (Pieter) and Jan van der Groen. Het Vermakelyck Landt-Leven, 3 vol. in 1 comprising: Nylandt (Pieter) Den Verstandigen Hovenier, engraved additional pictorial title, full-page engraving with 4 images of trees & grafting, full-page woodcut of gardening tools and small illustration of pressing and tasting wine; Groen (Jan van der) Den Nederlandtsen Hovenier, additional engraved pictorial title and 15 full-page illustrations of garden plans, fountains etc., a few woodcut illustrations of tools & equipment; Twee Hondert Modellen voor de Liefhebbers van Hoven en Thuynen, additional engraved pictorial title, 49 woodcut illustrations of flowerbeds, lattices, sundials etc., most full-page; Nylandt (P.) De Ervaten Huys-Houder, engraved title-vignette of a vet examining animals in front of his surgery by G.V.Eeckhout, woodcuts, one full-page; Den Naerstigen Byen-Houder, engraved title-vignette of man with row of skeps and swarm of bees by Eeckhout; De Verstandige Kock, engraved title-vignette of cooks in a kitchen, together 6 parts in 3 vol. bound in 1, first edition, second part of vol.2 ('Twee Hondert...') misbound at end of volume, lacking π1 at beginning (general half-title), also K4 at end of vol.2 part 1 'Nedelandtsten Hovenier' (after "Eynde van't Register") and B4 at end of vol.3 part 2 'Byen-houder' (after "Eynde"), some light foxing, contemporary vellum, yapp edges, spine with title in ink manuscript and number "56" in red, a little soiled and stained, [Hunt 314], 4to, Amsterdam, Marcus Doornick, 1669.

⁂ Rare first edition of this collection of Dutch works on gardening, farming, bee-keeping and cooking. Jan van der Groen was gardener to the Prince of Orange and his work includes scenes of the gardens at Ryswick, Honsholredyck and Huys 'ten Bosch prior to alteration in the style of Le Nôtre. Pieter Nylandt was a doctor and horticulturist.

Provenance: ?C.W.G. van Nyht (ink signature on first title and engraved bookplate). Rothamsted acquisition date 1935.

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Gardens.- Nylandt (Petrus) and Jan van der Groen. Het

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Rupert Powell
International Head of Books and Works on Paper
Justin Phillips
Early and Continental Printing
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