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Parkinson (John) Paradisi in Sole Paradisus Terrestris, first edition, fine woodcut title (frayed at top and slightly trimmed at fore-edge), numerous fine full-page woodcut illustrations, top corner of sig. B (6 leaves) torn or nibbled away with slight loss of text, G6 small rust-hole in text, K5 heavily browned, slight worming to lower margin of a few leaves occasionally slightly affecting text, last 4 leaves probably from another copy, near contemporary calf, rebacked, corners repaired, Printed by Humfrey Lownes and Robert Young, 1629.

⁂ First edition of what Blanche Henrey calls "the earliest important treatise on horticulture published in England."

Provenance: "Thomas Blackerby in Broade Streete over against Austin Fryers" (inscription on rear endpaper beneath another in French); "William Hine gardener his Book" (inscription on the first of the supplied leaves at end); Robert Goff (bookplate).
Rothamsted acquisition date 1928.

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Parkinson (John) Paradisi in Sole Paradisus Terrestris,

Estimate £800 - £1,200
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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