• Travel, Science and Natural Hi auction at Christies

    Sale 5489

    Travel, Science and Natural History

    22 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 4

    LA QUINTINIE, Jean de (1626-1688). The Compleat Gard'ner ... made English by John Evelyn. London: Matthew Gillyflower, 1693. 2° (313 x 195mm), engraved portrait frontispiece and 11 plates, 2 folding, engraved head-pieces. (Lacking 2 leaves of preface, a4 holed with slight loss of letters, first folding plate with 120cm. tear into image, H2-3 of final part browned, several leaves slightly soiled.) Contemporary panelled calf (rubbed, joints cracking). Provenance: Jno. Fitzherbert (signature on title) -- Babington (signature on pastedown) -- [Newton Hall Library, Northumberland]. FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH. Henrey I, 218; Wing L-431.

    Price Realised  

    LA QUINTINIE, Jean de (1626-1688). The Compleat Gard'ner ... made English by John Evelyn. London: Matthew Gillyflower, 1693. 2° (313 x 195mm), engraved portrait frontispiece and 11 plates, 2 folding, engraved head-pieces. (Lacking 2 leaves of preface, a4 holed with slight loss of letters, first folding plate with 120cm. tear into image, H2-3 of final part browned, several leaves slightly soiled.) Contemporary panelled calf (rubbed, joints cracking). Provenance: Jno. Fitzherbert (signature on title) -- Babington (signature on pastedown) -- [Newton Hall Library, Northumberland]. FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH. Henrey I, 218; Wing L-431.


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