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Trees.- Here begynneth the Boke of the Arte or Crafte of Graffynge and Plantyng of Trees, first and only edition, collation: A-B4, printed entirely in black letter, fine woodcut on title depicting two men hewing trees, all leaves with marginal restoration, soiled, some early ink annotations, modern calf, [STC 5954.2], small 4to, Imprinted at London in Lothbery over against S. Margarets church by me Wyllyam Copland, [?1565].

⁂ The only recorded copy. From a bookseller's catalogue description it would appear this copy was purchased from Maggs in 1936 for £52.10s (subsequently rebound and repaired). "This little piece is of excessive rarity. One copy is recorded in Pollard's "Hand-Lists of English Printers" as in a Private Library, and there is a reference in a note in Dibdin's "Typographical Antiquities"...Outside these two references we have been unable to trace any record of this little work." (Maggs). ESTC 91551 locates this copy only; not in Worldcat.
Rothamsted acquisition date 1936.

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Trees.- Here begynneth the Boke of the Arte or Crafte

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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