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Country-mans Recreation (The), or the Art of Planting, Graffing, and Gardening, in three Bookes, 3 parts in 1, woodcut illustrations including a series of knots and mazes at the end, some light water-staining and browning, second E1 tear repaired to verso, later calf-backed marbled boards, worn, upper cover detached, head of backstrip missing, [STC 5874; Fussell pp.37-38; Henrey 47; Hunt 233], Printed by B. Allsop and T. Fawcet for Michael Young, 1640.

⁂ Book 1 is an anonymous reprint of Mascall's A booke of the art and maner, howe to plante and graffe all sortes of trees; book 2 is likewise an anonymous reprint of Reginald Scot's A perfite platforme of a hoppe garden; book 3 is a reissue of The expert gardener (STC 11562).
Rothamsted acquisition date 1920.

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Country-mans Recreation (The), or the Art of Planting,

Estimate £1,000 - £1,500
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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