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PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN COLLECTOR

Parkinson, John
PARADISI IN SOLE. PARADISUS TERRESTRIS BY JOHN PARKINSON. FAITHFULLY REPRINTED FROM THE EDITION OF 1629. METHUEN & CO. 1904
Estimate
8001,200
LOT SOLD. 2,500 GBP
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398

PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN COLLECTOR

Parkinson, John
PARADISI IN SOLE. PARADISUS TERRESTRIS BY JOHN PARKINSON. FAITHFULLY REPRINTED FROM THE EDITION OF 1629. METHUEN & CO. 1904
Estimate
8001,200
LOT SOLD. 2,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Parkinson, John
PARADISI IN SOLE. PARADISUS TERRESTRIS BY JOHN PARKINSON. FAITHFULLY REPRINTED FROM THE EDITION OF 1629. METHUEN & CO. 1904
folio, numerous black and white illustrations, white pigskin with leather joints by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, elaborately tooled in gilt with orange, green and brown onlays in a repeating rose and acorn motif, verso of each cover lined with vellum, spine gilt in compartments, final leaf includes explanation of binding signed by Stanley Bray, all edges gilt, collector's quarter pigskin green cloth folding box lined with silk, box worn with some minor soiling
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Catalogue Note

A FINELY BOUND COPY OF PARKINSON'S BOTANICAL CLASSIC.

[together with:] 4 loose pp. of correspondence and receipts about the book, as well as a photograph during the binding process, including a typed letter from Stanley Bray about the binding of this copy. "This photograph will, I think, convey the amount of time the craftsmen have spent on the hand-tooling. There are a total of 744 separate pieces of leather used on both covers." (27th October, 1954)

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