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A New Orchard & Garden. Or, The best way for Planting, Grafting, and to make any Ground good for a Rich Orchard. With The Country House-wifes Garden for Herbs of Common use. As also The Husbandry of Bees... and The Art of Propagating Plants

By: Lawson, William

Price: £1,150.00

Publisher: London, W. Wilson for John Harison at his Shop in St Paul's Churchyard: 1648

Seller ID: 015649

Condition: Very Good


1648. Illustrated with 6 woodcut plates, 8 small woodcut text illustrations, a woodcut vignette title page, various head and tail pieces and capitals, small octavo, pp (8), 134, a little age-toning but otherwise very clean throughout, bound in a twentieth century quarter calf and boards, a very good copy. RARE, [In considerably better condition than usual, this is an exceptional copy internally]. {When first published in 1617/1618 this was the first gardening book intended for the conditions of the North of England, and the Country Housewife's Garden the first English gardening book for wome... View more info

Image for A New Orchard & Garden. Or, The best way for Planting, Grafting, and to make any Ground good for a Rich Orchard. With The Country House-wifes Garden for Herbs of Common use. As also The Husbandry of Bees, with their several Uses and Annoyances.

A New Orchard & Garden. Or, The best way for Planting, Grafting, and to make any Ground good for a Rich Orchard. With The Country House-wifes Garden for Herbs of Common use. As also The Husbandry of Bees, with their several Uses and Annoyances.

By: Lawson, William

Price: £750.00

Publisher: London, George Sawbridge: 1668

Seller ID: 015654

Condition: Good


1668. Illustrated with six plates plus woodcut illustrations within the text, small octavo, pp (ii), 102, some browning and thumbing throughout with general signs of use, the occasional very early small manuscript note, the last two pages with slight wear to the margins and minor neat paper repairs, early manuscript figures and small scribbles on the blank surface of the final page. Lacking a large corner of pages 65/66, and replaced with a paper repair; the text has been copied in manuscript, and the missing portion of the maze parterre has been very carefully copied and is barely noticeabl... View more info

Image for A New Orchard & Garden. Or, The best way for Planting, Grafting, and to make any Ground good for a Rich Orchard. With The Country House-wifes Garden for Herbs of Common use. As also The Husbandry of Bees, with their several Uses and Annoyances.

A New Orchard & Garden. Or, The best way for Planting, Grafting, and to make any Ground good for a Rich Orchard. With The Country House-wifes Garden for Herbs of Common use. As also The Husbandry of Bees, with their several Uses and Annoyances.

By: Lawson, William

Price: £450.00

Publisher: London, W. Wilson for E. Brewster and George Sawbridge, at the Bible on Ludgate Hill near Fleet Bridge: 1656

Seller ID: 015678

Condition: Fair


Illustrated with six plates plus woodcut illustrations within the text, small slim octavo, pp (6), 112, [the actual pagination is 1 - 57; 69 - 112, this is correct for this edition], age-toned, with fairly heavy staining, hinge cracking after the first title page, bound in a fairly recent hald calf and marbled boards, the spine label reads Lawson only, the title page is shaved by a binder at the bottom with slight loss of text and date. {When first published in 1617/1618 this was the first gardening book intended for the conditions of the North of England, and the Country Housewife's Garden t... View more info

Image for A New Orchard & Garden: or the Best Way for Planting, Graffing and to make any Ground good for a Rich Orchard: Particularly in the North etc. With the Country Housewife's Garden for Herbs of Common Use etc; also The Husbandry of Bees etc

A New Orchard & Garden: or the Best Way for Planting, Graffing and to make any Ground good for a Rich Orchard: Particularly in the North etc. With the Country Housewife's Garden for Herbs of Common Use etc; also The Husbandry of Bees etc

By: Lawson, William (preface by Eleanour Sinclair Rohde)

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, The Cresset Press: 1927

Seller ID: 012656

Condition: Good


Facsimile reprint, a few illustrations, square octavo, pp xxvi, 116, top edge gilt, other edges uncut, very occasional light foxing, quarter vellum and boards, slightly worn and marked. Limited numbered edition of 650 copies. [William Lawson (1553/4-1635) was the vicar of Ormesby, a country parish in Yorkshire. First and foremost a religious man who carried out his clerical duties most diligently, he was obviously also a keen gardener with considerable land. A man of some learning, he evidently read widely on agriculture and gardening, and his two works are also scattered with references to t... View more info