The Clergy-Man's Recreation: Shewing the Pleasure and Profit Of the Art of gardening.
London. Printed for Bernard Lintott, 1714. First edition.
8vo. , 83pp, . With an engraved frontispiece. Recent navy buckram, lettered in gilt. Extremities sunned and a trifle rubbed. Very occasional light spotting.
The first edition of the first published work of horticulturalist John Laurence (1668-1732). The Clergy-Man's Recreation is predominantly concerned with the cultivation of fruit trees, drawn from the author's personal experience of taming his neglected garden whilst rector at Yelvertoft.
ESTC T30843.£ 250.00 Antiquates Ref: 15120