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Sylva, or a Discourse on Forest Trees

Sylva, or a Discourse on Forest Trees

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Sylva, or a Discourse on Forest Trees

by Evelyn, John

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London: John Martyn & James Allestry, 1670 Sylva or a Discourse of Forest Trees, and the Propagation of Timber in his Majesties Dominions, as It was delivered to the Royal Society the XVth of October, 1662, upon occasion of certain queries propounded to that illustrious assembly by the honourable the principal officers, and commisioners of the navy to which is annexed Pomona, or an appendix concerning fruit trees in relation to cider; the making and severall wayes of ordering it; published by expresse order of the Royal Society. Also Kalendarum Hortense; or the Gardners' Almanak; directing what he is to do monthly throughout the year. All which several treatises are in this second edition much enlarged and improved. [4]. 247, [4], 67,33, plus errata.Five copper plate engravings plus engraved title page. Bound in period leather with five raised bands, later black spine label with gilt titles and borders. Front hinge with old repair, half title with old repair of a closed tear, intermittent tide line on the last 21 leaves. Quite bright, tight clean copy, free of foxing or marks [two words in brown ink on the margin of one page] in a nice full leather binding. A sharp, pleasing copy.


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Half Title
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