Instruction Pour Les Jardins Fruitiers et Potagers, Avec un Traité des Orangers, Suivy de Quelques Réflexions sur l'Agriculture (2 Volumes). La Quintinye, Jean-Baptiste de.
Instruction Pour Les Jardins Fruitiers et Potagers, Avec un Traité des Orangers, Suivy de Quelques Réflexions sur l'Agriculture (2 Volumes)
Instruction Pour Les Jardins Fruitiers et Potagers, Avec un Traité des Orangers, Suivy de Quelques Réflexions sur l'Agriculture (2 Volumes)
Instruction Pour Les Jardins Fruitiers et Potagers, Avec un Traité des Orangers, Suivy de Quelques Réflexions sur l'Agriculture (2 Volumes)
Instruction Pour Les Jardins Fruitiers et Potagers, Avec un Traité des Orangers, Suivy de Quelques Réflexions sur l'Agriculture (2 Volumes)
Instruction Pour Les Jardins Fruitiers et Potagers, Avec un Traité des Orangers, Suivy de Quelques Réflexions sur l'Agriculture (2 Volumes)
Instruction Pour Les Jardins Fruitiers et Potagers, Avec un Traité des Orangers, Suivy de Quelques Réflexions sur l'Agriculture (2 Volumes)

Instruction Pour Les Jardins Fruitiers et Potagers, Avec un Traité des Orangers, Suivy de Quelques Réflexions sur l'Agriculture (2 Volumes).

Paris: Claude Barbin, 1690. Full leather. First Edition. Instructions for Fruit and Vegetable Gardens. 4to. Volume I: 1, 6, 16, 522, 2 pp. Volume II: 566, 2 pp. Volume I begins with a 6 page dedication to the King of France, Louis XIV, followed by 16 pages of poems, the first an ode to Pomona by Santolius Victorinus, and a frontispiece engraving of La Quntinye followed by an ode to La Quntinye by Perrault. Volume I contains 3 plates: pp. 32/33 tri-fold plate of the Potager du Roy a Versailles (Kitchen Garden of the King at Versailles), older Japanese paper tape repair at verso width of plate where it was completely separated in half; pp. 304/305 tri-fold plate of 15 illustrations of pruning instructions; pp. 504/505 tri-fold plate of 15 illustrations of pruning instructions. Volume I divided into three parts, each section begins with an engraving at the top of the page introducing that section, illustrated first letter of lead paragraph, small illustration engravings inserted into text throughout. P. 276 has a 1-3/4” tear at upper right corner along gutter, lower right corner of p. 277 has a 2”x3” piece missing. Volume II divided into three parts, IV-VI, each section begins with an engraving at the top of the page introducing that section, illustrated first letter of lead paragraph, small illustration engravings inserted into text throughout. Also includes two additional sections, Traité de la Culture des Orangers and Reflexions sur Quelques Parties de l’Agricutlure, each section beginning with an engraving and capital engraving. Volume II contains 11 plates: p. 24/25, single page with 9 examples of pruning; p. 26/27, single page with 9 examples of pruning; p. 36/37, single page illustration of a pruning knife; p. 38/39, single page illustration of a pruning saw; p. 42/43, single page with 9 examples of pruning; p. 52/53, single page with 12 examples of pruning; p. 66/67, single page with 11 examples of pruning; p. 76/77, single page with 12 examples of pruning; p. 158/159, single page with 2 examples of pruning; p. 160/161, single page with 9 examples of pruning; p. 246/247, single page illustration of a pruning knife.

Full leather with five raised bands at spine, elaborately decorated panels between bands, gilded decoration with gold embossed patch titling in second panel from top, volume number on third panel from top. Contemporary bindings with considerable chipping and wear at edges, scuffing, splitting at head and foot, but all cords on which the signatures are sewn are intact and tight to the boards and spine. Small losses at head and base of spine from leather chipping. An early 1” wide inventory sticker affixed to upper right corner of rear board next to hinge of Volume I. Very light age toning to pages, light swelling to each volume at foredge due to the high quality of this paper and its interaction with the environment for over 300 years.
Very Good.
An amazing record of La Quintinye’s lesson learned as the director of the royal fruit and vegetable gardens under Louis XIV. A high spot in books on garden history.
[Book #24030]

Price: $2,000.00

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