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Gardens.- Laurence (John) The Clergy-Man's Recreation: shewing the Pleasure and Profit of the Art of Gardening, fifth edition, engraved frontispiece (shaved at fore-edge), for Bernard Lintott, 1717; The Gentleman's Recreation: or the Second Part of the Art of Gardening Improved. Containing...Curious Observations relating to Fruit-Trees: Particularly, A New Method of Building Walls with Horizontal Shelters, second edition, engraved frontispiece and 3 folding engraved plates, for Bernard Lintott, 1717 bound with Evelyn (Charles) The Lady's Recreation: or, the Third and Last part of the Art of Gardening Improv'd. Containing The Flower Garden..., first edition, engraved frontispiece, for J.Roberts, 1717, together 3 works in 1 vol., some light browning, hole to inner margin of first frontispiece, contemporary panelled calf § Laurence (John) The Fruit-Garden Kalendar, first edition, half-title, folding engraved frontispiece, without the dedication, browned, modern half calf, red morocco label, for Bernard Lintott, 1718, [Fussell pp.100-102; Henrey 937, 943, 699 & 939; Hunt 437, 438, 438 note & 440], 8vo (2)

⁂ Laurence was rector of Yelvertoft in Northamptonshire. His gardening books are mostly devoted to fruit-growing.

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Gardens.- Laurence (John) The Clergy-Man's Recreation,

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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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