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CURIOSITIES OF NATURE & ART IN HUSBANDRY AND GARDENING 1707
[V73745]

£390.00

Author: Vallemont, Pierre le Lorrain, abbe? de] (1649-1721) but not named
Title: CURIOSITIES OF NATURE AND ART IN HUSBANDRY AND GARDENING. Containing several new experiments in the Improvement of Land, Trees, Fruits, &c. And also nice and useful Observations relating to the Vegetation and Propagation of Plants; with choice Secrets to
PlacePub: London
Publisher: D. Brown, A. Roper & Fran. Coggan First English edition
Date: 1707
Illustrations: Allegorical frontispiece + 12 copperplates (one of which in facsimile on old paper). Frontispiece attributed to Michael van der Gucht (1660-1725) Flemish engraver working in England.

Octavo panelled calf blindtooled (tips worn, neatly rebackacked I matching leather). Frontis, titlepage +[14] +352pp some misnumbered but collated complete. Text foxed & browned but paper still quite crisp, stable & tight. The plates printed on different paper and are all unfoxed, and aside from slight marginal browning are whiter than the text. *Translated by William Fleetwood from Curiositez de la Nature et de l'Art sur la Ve?ge?tation, but author's & translator's names do not appear. This English version pre-dates the French first edition as given in British Library catalogue, and the chapter order does not correspond with the French.

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