Lawrence [Laurence], John and Charles Evelyn
The Clery-Man's Recreation, The Gentleman's Recreation, The Lady's Recreation, and The Fruit-Garden Kalendar
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The Clergy-Man’s Recreation: Shewing the Pleasure and Profit of the Art of Gardening. London: Bernard Lintott, 1717. The fifth edition (pp. 84). TOGETHER WITH: John Laurence. The Gentleman’s Recreation: or the Second Part of Gardening Improved. Containing several New Experiments and Curious Observations relating to Fruit-Trees: Particularly, a New Method of building Walls with Horizontal Shelters. London: Bernard Lintott, 1717. Second edition (pp. 115). TOGETHER WITH: Charles Evelyn. The Lady’s Recreation: or, The Third and Last Part of the Art of Gardening Improv’d. Containing, I. The Flower- Garden…, II. The most commodious Methods of erecting Conservatories, Green- Houses, and Orangeries…, III. The Nature of Plantations in Avenues, Walks, Wildernesses, &c., IV. Mr. John Evelyn’s Kalendarium Hortense…with Many Useful Additions. London: J. Roberts, 1717. First (?) edition (pp. 200). TOGETHER WITH: John Laurence. The Fruit- Garden Kalendar: or, a Summary of the Art of Managing the Fruit- Garden. To which is Added, An Appendix of the Usefulness of the Barometer; with some short Directions how to make a right Judgment of the Weather. London: Bernard Lintot [sic}, 1718. First (?) edition (pp. 149). Octavo (20 cm) in full leather, Cambridge binding, gilt title to spine, five raised bands; with the bookplate of James Erskine of Alva, Bt.; with four (of five) copperplate engravings, head and tail pieces, in-text line drawings; various prefaces, dedications, including advertisement for the survey services of John’s brother Edward Laurence whose Duty and Office of a Land Steward is our book No. 780. Repairs to external hinges and head of spine, plates. (See Fussell, Old English Farming Books, p. 100 et seq.). Scarce, especially with all four titles in one volume.
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