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Fruit-Trees.- Langford (Thomas) Plain and Full Instructions to raise all sorts of Fruit-Trees That Propser in England, second edition, 2 engraved plates, 1 with folding key (tear at fold, plate torn and repaired), 4pp. advertisements, lacking final advertisement f., ink ownership inscription to title and front free endpaper, contemporary panelled calf, [Henrey 216; Wing L389], 8vo, Printed for Richard Chiswell at the Rose and Crown in St.Paul's Church-Yard, 1696.

⁂ John Evelyn praises this work in a one-page letter printed after the 'To the Reader', in which he states that he knows 'of nothing extant which exceeds it'. The second edition adds for the first time a section headed 'Of Greens and green-houses in general' and 'A Catalogue of Choice Fruits...greens and blossoming shrubs: to be had at Brompton Park, near Kensington'. Includes the making of cider, perry and liquors.

Provenance: E. Dawson (ink ownership inscription).

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Fruit-Trees.- Langford (Thomas) Plain and Full

Estimate £300 - £400
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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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