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The Clergy-man’s Recreation: Shewing The Pleasure And Profit Of The Art Of Gardening

By: Lawrence, John.

Price: $451.20

Publisher: London, Printed for Bernard Lintot: 1714

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: 38008

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


engraved title; xiv, 83, [1] pages; Engraved additional title. Later cloth-backed marbled paper boards. Provenance: John Turton (early signature) ; from the Eleanor Squire Library at the Cleveland Garden Center, bookplate, no library markings. Rare first edition of the "first original eighteenth-century English treatise on gardening" (Henrey. ) Laurence was rector of Yelvertoft in Northamptonshire from 1700 to 1721, and this series of works is based firmly on his own achievements in reclaimimg the rectory garden "of about 32 Yards square, mounded round with low Mud-Walls, quite ove... View more info