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PARADISI IN SOLE PARADISUS TERRESTRIS. Or or A garden of all sorts of pleasant flowers which our English ayre will permitt to be noursed up: with a kitchen garden of all manner of herbes, rootes, & fruites, for meate or sause used with us,
[Printed by Humfrey Lownes and Robert Young at the signe of the Starre on Bread-Street Hill], 1629.. and an orchard of all sorte of fruitbearing trees and shrubbes fit for our land together with the right orderinge planting & preserving of them and their uses & vertues collected by Iohn Parkinson apothecary of London. FIRST EDITION FIRST ISSUE 1629, Blanche Henrey 283 states the words severall and unremoveable were changed from seuerall and vnremoueable on page 1 of second printing, ours is the uncorrected old spelling, imprint from colophon, small folio, bound in sixes, approximately 310 x 200 mm, 12ΒΌ x 8 inches, LACKING WOODCUT PICTORIAL TITLE PAGE AND LAST LEAF OF INDEX, OTHERWISE COMPLETE, both missing leaves supplied with good facsimiles. Present are a portrait of the author and 110 full page woodcut illustrations, 3 smaller illustrations in the text, some decorated initials and headpieces, pages: [12], title, dedication 'To the Queenes Most Excellent Maiestie', two leaves with 'To the Courteous Reader', two leaves in latin with accolades and verses followed by the the woodcut portrait of Parkinson, 1-612, plus 16 pages of Index, the last leaf of index is a facsimile on thick stock. Collation: **6, A-3F6, 3G2 (-3G2), rebound in modern full leather, blind rules to covers, gilt lettered red morocco label, all edges speckled blue, modern pale blue endpapers. A few small pale stains and light scratches to binding, 1 tiny dent on upper cover next to spine, prelims slightly dusty and 2 small pale stains in top margins, page 1 dusty, pages 14-21 have ink underlining and marginalia, none affecting text or images, occasional small ink splashes, smudges and pale staining, otherwise very clean, 1 tiny corner torn off page 149, not affecting image or text, 3F4-3G1 (indexes) slightly dusty and slightly creased. A very good sturdy copy (pictorial title page and final index leaf in facsimile as noted). The 'earliest important treatise on gardening to be published in [England]... of interest and value as a record of the state of horticulture in England at the beginning of the seventeenth century' (Henrey). In three parts dealing with the flower garden (84 full page images), the kitchen garden (14 full page images) and the orchard respectively (12 images). See: Blanche Henrey, British Botanical and Horticultural Literature, Volume I, No. 282; Rohde, Old English Herbals, page 142-152; A Catalogue of Printed Books in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library, Volume I, 4832; Christie's, catalogue of The Evelyn Library, page 80, 1134; ESTC S115360. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.
      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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