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Gardens.- [Hill (Thomas)], "Dydimus Mountain". The Gardeners Labyrinth. Containing a Discourse of the Gardeners life, in the yearly trauels to be bestowed on his plot of earth, for the vse of a Garden: with instructions for the choice of seeds, apt times for sowing, setting, planting, and watering,..., 2 parts in 1, titles with woodcut vignettes of gardeners at work, with the rare 4 leaves of woodcut knots and mazes usually missing (slightly frayed at edges, one maze faintly traced in pencil), woodcut illustrations, some repeated, some full-page, woodcut initials, some soiling and water-staining, rust-hole to B2 and C2 with loss of a few letters, sight worming to inner margin of B-D signatures, contemporary ink signature of John Baxter to margin of O4v with a few old ink annotations to endpapers, bookplate of John Ludford to rear pastedown, later signature of E.Richmond Swales to front free endpaper, contemporary limp vellum with ties, spine titled in manuscript, rubbed and slightly stained, ties defective, [Henrey 267; Hunt 186; STC 13489], small 4to, by Henry Ballard, 1608.

⁂ Provenance: Rothamsted acquisition date 1929.

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Gardens.- Hill (Thomas) The Gardeners Labyrinth.

Estimate £1,500 - £2,000
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London, UK
Auction Curated By:
Rupert Powell
International Head of Books and Works on Paper
Justin Phillips
Early and Continental Printing