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Parkinson, John (1567-1650) Paradisi in Sole Paradisus Terrestris. Or, A Choise Garden of all Sorts of Rarest Flowers.

Auction:
3117B
Lot:
136
Sold for:
$1,845$1,500

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 3117B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
July 20, 2018 12:00PM

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Parkinson, John (1567-1650) Paradisi in Sole Paradisus Terrestris. Or, A Choise Garden of all Sorts of Rarest Flowers. London: Printed by R.N. and are to be sold by Richard Thrale at his shop at the signe of the Cross-Keys at S. Pauls-gate, going into Cheap-side, 1656. Folio, "second impression much corrected and enlarged," extra woodcut illustrated title by Switzer present; illustrated with large botanical woodcuts throughout; with type ornament above imprint on typographical title page; bound in full speckled calf, gilt-tooled with an unidentified armorial stamp on both boards: an eagle displayed holding a serpent and the slogan, "Litem Natura Diremit," a quote from Ovid; rebacked, some leaves browned, 13 x 8 1/2 in.

Parkinson was one of England's most accomplished botanists. His book is replete with images and descriptions of all types of ornamental plants, herbs, and food crops.

*6, A-Z6, Aa-Zz6, Aaa-Eee6, Fff8.
http://estc.bl.uk/R29251
Estimate $1,500-2,500


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Richard Thrale, Paradisi, Parkinson, S. terrestris, Terrestris, London, United Kingdom

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