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THE GARDENERS LABYRINTH or A NEW ART OF GARDNING.  Wherein is laid down new and rare inventions and secrets of gardning not heretofore known. by  Dydymus (pseud.)   Thomas HILL.: MOUNTAIN - from Roger Middleton (SKU: 36007)

THE GARDENERS LABYRINTH or A NEW ART OF GARDNING. Wherein is laid down new and rare inventions and secrets of gardning not heretofore known.

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THE GARDENERS LABYRINTH or A NEW ART OF GARDNING. Wherein is laid down new and rare inventions and secrets of gardning not heretofore known.

by MOUNTAIN, Dydymus (pseud.) Thomas HILL.:

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London, printed by Jane Bell, and are to be sold at the east-end of Christ-Church, 1652 [i.e. 1651].. For sowing, planting, and setting all manner of roots, herbs, and flowers, both for the use of the kitchin garden, and a garden of pleasure, with the right ordering of all delectable and rare flowers, and fine roots; as the like hath not been heretofore published by any. Likewise here is set forth divers knots for the beautifying of any garden for delight. Lastly, here is set down the physical benefit of each herbe, with the commodities of the waters distilled out of them, for the use and benefit of all. Collected from the best approved authors, besides forty years experience in the art of gardning: by D.M. Newly Corrected and enlarged 1652, in 2 parts, The second part has separate divisional title page dated 1651 and pagination; register is continuous. Small 4to, approximately 180 x 135 mm, 7 x 5½ inches, 11 woodcut illustrations in the text, pages: [8], 1-29, 32-90, 1-173, [13], blank endpaper included in collation, jump in numbering from 29-32, catch words and register correct, nothing missing, contemporay sheep covers, rebacked in calf, gilt lettered label and gilt rules and date to spine, edges speckled red. A little scuffing to covers, corners slightly worn, a little worming to inner margins from page 123 to end of second part, just touching 6 letters, no loss of meaning, a little pale staining and age-browning, heavy age-browning to 4 leaves, all text legible, small hole in page 45 affecting 4 words looks like a paper fault, missing words inked in margin, tiny burn hole in page 87, affecting 2 words, small part of 1 outer margin missing not affecting text, small library stamp to first pastedown ( Rothhamstead Experimental Station), tiny amount of old ink scribble to endpapers and few other minor faults, otherwise a very good copy. See: Blanche Henrey, British Botanical and Horticultural Literature before 1800, Volume 1, page 261; Rachel Hunt, Catalogue of Botanical Books, Volume 1, page 275; Catalogue of Printed Books in the Wellcome, Volume 3, page 266; John Evelyn had a copy of this title in his library. Geoffrey Keynes, John Evelyn, A Study in Bibliography, page 299 also, Christies, The Evelyn Library, Part 2, page 104, No. 757. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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Roger Middleton GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
36007
Title
THE GARDENERS LABYRINTH or A NEW ART OF GARDNING. Wherein is laid down new and rare inventions and secrets of gardning not heretofore known.
Author
MOUNTAIN, Dydymus (pseud.) Thomas HILL.:
Book condition
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Place of Publication
London, printed by Jane Bell, and are to be sold at the east-end of Christ-Church, 1652 [i.e. 1651].
Keywords
gardening horticultural knots herbs vegetables fruits distilling herbal remedies

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We have been established booksellers for 42 years. We are a postal business only (strictly no callers). We are long-standing members of the P.B.F.A. the largest trade association for antiquarian booksellers in the UK. We wrap all our parcels in new materials and all our books are insured at our expense. Books may be returned if wrongly described, all costs will be met by us. ****PLEASE NOTE: POSTAGE WILL BE CHARGED AT COST, MEANING THAT POSTAGE WILL BE REDUCED ON PARCELS WEIGHING UNDER 1 KILO, AND IT WILL BE INCREASED ON MOST PARCELS WEIGHING MORE THAN 1 KILO****

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