DERING (EDWARD, 1ST BARONET) Autograph manuscript entitled "An orchard or A Booke of planting viz: For all kinds of Trees and nothing but Trees with the art and husbandry belonging even from theire kernell and The dispose of an orchard", 1633-1639 where dated
Lot 169
DERING (EDWARD, 1ST BARONET)
Autograph manuscript entitled "An orchard or A Booke of planting viz: For all kinds of Trees and nothing but Trees with the art and husbandry belonging even from theire kernell and The dispose of an orchard", 1633-1639 where dated
Sold for £ 21,250 (US$ 27,915) inc. premium

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The Property of the late Kenneth John Hewett
DERING (EDWARD, 1ST BARONET)
Autograph manuscript entitled "An orchard or A Booke of planting viz: For all kinds of Trees and nothing but Trees with the art and husbandry belonging even from theire kernell and The dispose of an orchard", containing an account of the trees in his orchard at Surrenden in Kent and general instructions for the growing of fruit trees; opening with "A memorandum of stickes and markes whereby to knowe my fruite trees. 1633", illustrated with diagrams indicating the stick marks and interspersed with notes to himself ("...a good sharpe apple. plant two trees. presently after Michaelmas... ...a fayre white sweete apple ripe att bartholmew's 1637. good then to bake. one bee enough of this sort..."), 51 numbered pages with title-page and 17 unnumbered pages at the end, plus blanks, a few leaves very slightly foxed, Middle Hill boards, MS. 14934, folio, 1633-1639 where dated

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  • 'TREES AND NOTHING BUT TREES' – SIR EDWARD DERING'S ORCHARD BOOK FOR SURRENDEN, KENT. This fine and attractive manuscript contains notes on nearly 150 varieties of fruit tree planted at Surrenden, recording dates of planting, of grafting, first fruiting, etc.; as well as lists of fruit trees and other plants, with the provenance of many stated, instructions for cultivating various species of fruit (some original, others derived from Parkinson and other herbalists), and an index to an armorial. It comes from the collection of Sir Thomas Phillipps (MS. 14934), who acquired it at the Dering Sale, 8 June 1858, lot 1623.
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