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Gardens.- Meager (Leonard) The English Gardener: or, a Sure guide to young Planters and Gardeners...shewing the way and order of Planting and raising all sorts of Stocks, Fruit-trees, and Shrubs...how to order the Kitchin-Garden, for all sorts of herbs, roots, and sallads...[and] The ordering of the Garden of Pleasure, with variety of Knots, and Wilderness-work..., first edition, 24 engraved plates, contemporary ink calculation to title and various inscriptions of John, Elizabeth, Jane and Wm. Bridges to verso or head of some plates and with notes and calculations on final leaf, rather soiled and stained, one or two plates shaved, contemporary sheep, worn, small square patch cut from leather of upper cover, spine defective, covers almost detached, [Henrey 240; Hunt 316; Wing M1568], small 4to, for P.Parker, 1670.

⁂ Scarce. Meager was gardener to Sir Philip Hollman, at Warkworth in Northamptonshire; the work is aimed at the owners of medium-sized gardens and includes discussion of mazes and parterres. ESTC lists only 4 copies in the UK including this one.

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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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