DE Bonnefons.   Nicolas     English translation by John Evelyn.
INSTRUCTING How to Cultivate all sorts of FRUIT-TREES, AND HERBS for the GARDEN: TOGETHER With directions to dry, and con-serve them in their natural: An accomplished Piece, Written Originally in French, and now Trans-lated into English. By JOHN EVELYN Esq; Fellow of the Royal Society. (a single long line) The third Edition illustrated with Sculptures. . (a single long line) `where unto is annexed, The English Vineyard Vindicated by John Rose, now Gardener to his Majesty: with a Tract of the making and ordering of Wines of France. (a single long line) LONDON. Printed by S.S. for Benj: Tooke at the Ship in St. Pauls Church-Yard, 1672
Small 8vo. 140x 90mm. 1&1/2 feps. An engraved additional pictorial title. [1] Title Page. [1] 3p Epistle Dedicatory by Evelyn. 3p To the Reader. [1] 1 engraved plate, (1)2-294. Title Page - 48p The English Vineyard. 12p The Table. 5p The Alphabetical Table. 2feps. 4 engraved plated (1 folding). Text block has occasional rimming at head with no loss. Occasional light spotting and very lightly browned. 18th century full sheep binding with nice patina. Head of spine cracked but holding. Simon BG 620; Wing B3601 & R1937; cf. Bitting p.48 & Livres en Bouche 120 (French editions)
- The first edition of the English Vineyard Vindicated was published in 1666 and is very rare as most copies are reputed to have perished in the Fire of London, This 3rd edition is a rare edition in commerce. There is a 4th edition of 1675. This was Evelyn's first horticultural work, which he dedicated to his friend Thomas Henshaw, at whose suggestion he had undertaken the translation. (See preceding item # 11294) for a full description of Nicolas de Bonnefons French edition of 'Le Jardinier Francois'. This gives a true background to John Evelyn's subsequent English translation.

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