COUNTRY-MAN'S RECREATIONS The Country-mans Recreation, or the Art of Planting, Graffing, and Gardening, in three Bookes, 3 parts in 1, Printed by B. Allsop and T. Fawcett for Michael Young, 1640

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COUNTRY-MAN'S RECREATIONS
The Country-mans Recreation, or the Art of Planting, Graffing, and Gardening, in three Bookes, 3 parts in 1, Printed by B. Allsop and T. Fawcett for Michael Young, 1640

Sold for £ 1,530 (US$ 2,019) inc. premium
COUNTRY-MAN'S RECREATIONS
The Country-mans Recreation, or the Art of Planting, Graffing, and Gardening, in three Bookes, 3 parts in 1, woodcut illustrations including knots and mazes, one leaf (E1) with tear repaired, some light dampstains and browning, later quarter with gilt morocco spine label, neatly rebacked [ESTC S108874; Fussell 1, pp.37-38; Henrey 47; Hunt 233], small 4to (175 x 130mm.), Printed by B. Allsop and T. Fawcett for Michael Young, 1640

Footnotes

  • The three books include a reprint of Leonard Mascall's A Booke of the Art and Maner, Howe to Plante and Graffe all Sortes of Trees, a reprint of Reginald Scot's A Perfite Platforme of a Hoppe-Garden, and a reissue of The Expert Gardener which includes advice on grafting, the layout of plots (with illustrations of maze and knot gardens), and "remedies to destroy snails, canker-wormes, moths, garden-fleas... and other Vermine".

    Provenance: Lawes Agricultural Trust, stamp inside upper cover.
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COUNTRY-MAN'S RECREATIONS The Country-mans Recreation, or the Art of Planting, Graffing, and Gardening, in three Bookes, 3 parts in 1, Printed by B. Allsop and T. Fawcett for Michael Young, 1640
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