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LAURENCE, John. The Clergy-Man's Recreation: Shewing the Pleasure and Profit Of the Art of gardening.

London. Printed for Bernard Lintott, 1714. First edition.
8vo. [16], 83pp, [1]. 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