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Scot (Reginald) A Perfite platforme of a Hoppe Garden, second edition, largely printed in black letter, collation: A-K4 (with A1 blank except for typographic device and signature, but lacking final blank leaf K4), woodcut initials and illustrations, occasional light foxing, early 20th century polished mottled calf, gilt, by Riviere & Son, g.e., [STC 21866; Fussell I, p.12], small 4to, Imprinted at London by Henrie Denham, dwelling in Pater noster Rowe, at the Signe of the Starre, 1576.

⁂ An excellent copy of the second edition of the first English work on hops, first published 2 years earlier. It "...was an eminently practical treatise, illustrating the various methods of setting the roots, making the hills and ramming the poles, tying the bine, and its pulling up and preservation, with a number of curious cuts. It was the work of a practical man, written for practical men, and in this respect is far in advance of most of Scot's contemporaries, who were still much interested in the superstitions of the time, and the traditional pseudo-science of the Middle Ages." (Fussell)
Rothamsted acquisition date 1919.

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Scot (Reginald) A Perfite platforme of a Hoppe Garden,

Estimate £4,000 - £6,000
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Auction Curated By:
Rupert Powell
International Head of Books and Works on Paper
Justin Phillips
Early and Continental Printing