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Royal arms.- Rapin (Rene) Hortorum libri IV cum Disputatione de Cultura Hortensi, first edition, engraved frontispiece by Poilly after Le Brun, engraved title-vignette, head- and tail-pieces and initials, some light marginal browning towards end, one word inked out and manuscript correction to Q4 verso, contemporary red morocco with arms of Louis XIV, a little rubbed, ink stain to lower cover, 4to, Paris, E Typographia Regia, 1665.

⁂ Written in imitation of Virgil's Georgics and divided into four books: on the flower garden, parkland & trees, water, and the orchard. In the final prose piece, a debate between the ancients and moderns on gardening styles, Rapin endorses the modern style.

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Royal arms.- Rapin (Rene) Hortorum libri IV cum

Estimate £1,000 - £1,500
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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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