London, South Kensington
13 April 2006
LAWSON, William (fl.1618). 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. London: for George Sawbridge, 1676. 4° (195 x 145mm). Woodcut illustrations in the text including 5 full-page depictions of parterres (lightly browned). Modern half calf.
Sixth edition of Lawson's popular work on gardening which first appeared in 1618 when the author must have been about sixty years old; he claims in the preface that his book is the result of forty-eight years of experience. It was reprinted about eight times in the seventeenth century as well as being incorporated into several editions of Gervase Markham's A Way to get Wealth.
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