Folio, [text block 312 x 197mm], vignette title-page, 5 wood-engraved text illustrations (1 full-page), [xxxviii - including license leaf before title-page], 44 (error in pagination) 53-170 (leaf *Z inserted, numbered 171-172, sometimes absent), 171-247,  - 67,  - 33, [3 pp- including errata leaf], contemporary brown calf boards blind ruled, much repaired at corners etc, pitted and mottled, nicely rebacked in period style with blind ruled raised bands, lettered direct, endpapers replaced, owner's ink-stamp on front pastedown. Some dust-staining of upper margins; small hole in creased licence leaf and title-page gutter margin; some little spotting, more staining and occasional light foxing; burn hole pp209 partly affecting a letter recto and verso; fore-margin pp215 chipped; note in margin in early hand pp226 and 44; a good copy. [Wing E.3517; Henrey 133]. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Titel: Sylva, or a Discourse of Forest-Trees, and ...
Verlag: London; printed for Jo Martyn and Ja Allestry 2nd edition
Buchbeschreibung Pranava Books, 2018. Softcover. Zustand: NEW. Reprinted from 1670 edition. NO changes have been made to the original text. This is NOT a retyped or an ocr'd reprint. Illustrations, Index, if any, are included in black and white. Each page is checked manually before printing. As this reprint is from very old book, there could be some missing or flawed pages, but we always try to make the book as complete as possible. Fold-outs, if any, are not part of the book. If the original book was published in multiple volumes then this reprint is of only one volume, not the whole set. This paperback book is SEWN, where the book block is actually sewn (smythe sewn/section sewn) with thread before binding which results in a more durable type of paperback binding. It can also be open wide. The pages will not fall out and will be around for a lot longer than normal paperbacks. This print on demand book is printed on high quality acid-free paper. Language: eng 404 pages. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 100153448373
Buchbeschreibung London; printed for Jo Martyn and Ja Allestry 2nd edition, 1670. Folio, [322 x 197mm], vignette title-page, 5 wood-engraved text illustrations (1 full-page), [xxxviii - including license leaf before title-page], 44 (error in pagination) 53-170 (leaf *Z inserted, numbered 171-172, sometimes absent), 171-247,    5-33, [3 pp- including errata leaf], 20th century binding in half brown calf over marbled boards, the sides and corner blind ruled, the spine with gilt ruled raised bands, green lettering piece, gilt, text block speckled red. Armorial bookplate of Thomas William Fletcher, F.R.S; F.S.A. on front pastedown. Some dust-staining of upper margins; early signature of Ja. Master upper margin title-page; the odd spot; a very good copy in sound, if undistinguised, binding. [Wing E.3517; Henrey 133]. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 54365
Buchbeschreibung London, Printed by Jo. Martyn, [J. Macock], and Ja. Allestry, Printers to the Royal Society, and are to be sold at their shop at the Bell in S. Paul's Church-yard, MDCLXIV. [1664.], 1664. Folio. , 120; , 20, , 21-40, , 41-50, , 55-83,  p. Woodcut in the text. First edition. Part titles to Pomona and Kalendarium. The first and third title pages printed in red and black. The two extra leaves which are sometimes lacking are present at C4 and F2 of Pomona. Recent mottled calf in period style, the spine with raised bands blind tooled in the panels. The title barely shaved at the head as sometimes occurs with this edition due to the type setting. A small worm hole at the foot of the title affects one letter of the imprint and the blank lower margin of four other leaves. The text block is clean, tight and crisp throughout and complete with the license and errata leaves. Old endpapers retained. A very good copy. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 7128
Buchbeschreibung London: Printed by Jo. Martyn and Ja. Allestry; by John Martyn and James Allestry; by J. Macock, for John Martin, and James Allestry, 1664, 1664. Three parts in one volume, quarto (284 x 186 mm). Early nineteenth-century half calf, brown morocco label, spine tooled in blind with gilt rules, marbled paper sides, all edges speckled brown, marbled endpapers. First and third titles printed in red and black, first title with the engraved arms of the Royal Society. Lacks the errata leaf at rear. Old ink correction to one letter on title page, small round paper label to upper front joint, contemporary to binding. Binding rubbed, short split to head of front joint, title page and facing license leaf a little soiled, light waterstaining to most foremargins. An excellent copy. Two woodcut illustrations in the texts, woodcut historiated initials. First edition of Evelyn's most celebrated book and famously the first book to be printed by order of the Royal Society, which had been founded four years previously. During the 1640s and 1650s production of glass and iron increased rapidly and the wood used to fire the furnaces and factories was not being replaced by fresh planting. This led to a serious shortage of wood from which the Navy could construct ships. Evelyn appealed to the king for a concerted campaign of reforestation and claimed in his preface that he had induced landowners to plant many millions of trees. Alexander Hunter, who edited five editions of Sylva in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, wrote in his preface that "soon after the publication of the Sylva. the Spirit for Planting increased to a high degree; and there is reason to believe that many of our ships, [used] in the last war. were constructed from Oaks planted at that time." The appendix Pomona includes a collection of five contributions on the making of cider by other writers, Mr Beale, Sir Paul Neil, John Newburgh, Doctor Smith and Capt. Taylor. First editions of Evelyn's Sylva are usually found either recently rebound or in poor condition, and usually rebacked - copies in this condition are far from common. Henrey 132; Keynes 40-52-57; Wing E-3508 & 3516. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 87758