Rapin : Of Gardens. A Latin poem in four books. English'd by Mr Gardiner

By: Rapin, Rene [James Gardiner - translator]

Price: £145.00

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Book Condition: Good


Third edition. An engraved portrait frontispiece, four engraved allegorical plates, one folding engraved garden plan, small octavo, pp liii, (i), 200, (8), + a two-page publisher's list, the frontispiece is a little marked in the inner margin (possibly from sellotape residue ?), and both this and the title page are a bit age-toned, the verso of the frontispiece has some late Victorian inscriptions, otherwise the contents are quite clean, bound in fairly recent boards with a paper spine label, the upper boards a little marked. [Blanche Henrey 1255, devoting a page of text and three illustrations to it - "long remained popular, and quotations from it are to be found in many 17th and 18th century books on English gardening". This third English editiuon is the only one to include the extra plate. It was originally published in France in 1665. The translator was Subdean of Lincoln Cathedral and Switzer describes him as "a great lover of gardening".]

Title: Rapin : Of Gardens. A Latin poem in four books. English'd by Mr Gardiner

Author Name: Rapin, Rene [James Gardiner - translator]

Categories: Early works, Poetry, Garden History,

Publisher: The Cross-Keys, between temple Gates, Fleet Street, Bernard Lintot: 1728

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: 015566