Gardening Botany Plants 1629 Parkinson Paradisi in Sole 1904 bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Paradisi in Sole- Paradisius Terrestris.
(Horticulture- Botany- Plant Science- Gardening- Herbs & Flowers- Apothecary)
Issued [1904, Aberdeen University Press]. Beautiful Facsimilie printing of the 1629 original monumental folio edition. 612 pp., 16 pp. Index.
Profusion of nearly 800 different quaint wood engraved botanical illustrations, [c.100 full page], Adam & Eve in Garden of Eden title page, portrait of Parkinson facing p. 1. Printed on hand-made paper, a splendid work on all levels.
Period deluxe 3/4 leather binding. Raised bands, compartments gilt stamped with decorations & lettered, marbled boards, t.e.g. Large thick heavy folio volume. An important key book in the history of gardening, botany, botanical sciences, plants, homeopathy and herbal medicinal remedies, etc.
Beautiful clean well preserved example. Leather joints now a bit age dried, scuffed and perhaps tender, so due to large heavy covers, book should be handled properly with care.