¶ Evelyn — Silva (1706)

April 18, 2014

18th cent.

Evelyn, John. Silva, or a discourse of forest-trees, and the propagation of timber in His Majesty’s dominions, as it was deliver’d in the Royal Society the XVth of October, MDCLXII . . . together with an historical account of the sacredness and use of standing groves terra, a philosophical essay of earth, being a lecture in course. To which is annexed pomona, or an appendix concerning fruit-trees, in relation to cyder; the making, and several ways of ordering it . . . also acetaria: or, a discourse of sallets. With kalendarium hortense; or the gard’ners almanack; directing what he is to do monthly throughout the year. 4th ed. London: printed for Robert Scott, Richard Chiswell, George Sawbridge, and Benjamin Tooke, 1706.

“Presentation copy from John Evelyn the author’s nephew to T. Rawlinson.”

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 523 (sold to Ellis for £2 8s.). — Unlocated.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 49b (no price). —  ESTC (T107635). — MS catalogue (2), no. 465.

Digital version: ECCO.

Sotheby 1898:


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