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Gardens.- [Hill (Thomas)] [The Profitable Art of Gardening], 2 parts in 1, black letter, lacking title, with woodcut initials and illustrations (2 of mazes, one of knot garden), with numerous contemporary ink annotations and folding manuscript list of vegetables bound in, soiled and browned, first leaf frayed at upper outer corner with slight loss, cropped affecting some head-lines and marginalia, old cloth, rubbed and marked, spine faded, [British Bee Books 7; Fussell p.18; Henrey 199; STC 13495], small 4to, [by Henry Bynneman], [1586].

⁂ The second part is 'A Profitable instruction of the perfite ordering of bees'. ESTC lists only 5 copies in UK including this one, and 4 in America.

Provenance: Rothamsted acquisition date not noted.

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Gardens.- [Hill (Thomas)] [The Profitable Art of

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Auction Curated By:
Rupert Powell
International Head of Books and Works on Paper
Justin Phillips
Early and Continental Printing