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71 2525 La Quintinye J de
71 2525 La Quintinye J de
71 2525 La Quintinye J de
71 2525 La Quintinye J de
71/2525 La Quintinye, J. de. Instruction pour les jardins fruitiers et potagers, avec un Traité des Orangers, suivi de quelques Reflexions sur l'Agriculture. Amst., H. Desbordes, 1697, 3rd rev. enl. ed., 2 parts in 1 vol., (28),276; 344p., engr. frontisp. portrait of the author by A. DE BLOIS after F. DE LA MARE, double-p. plan of the kitchen-garden at Versailles, 12 plates (1x double-p.), 8 headpieces, initial, 7 engr. and woodcut textills., contemp. calf w. richly gilt spine w. mor. letterpiece, 4to.

- Sm. contemp. annot. on first free endpaper; portrait sl. waterstained; plates reattached; occas. trifle foxed. Covers trifle worn. A fine copy.

= Pritzel 5075; cf. Hunt I 388 (Engl. transl. 1693); Kat. Orn. Berlin 3547 (ed. 1739). "La Quintinie was one of the Great French agriculturists of the 17th century. He was also interested in horticulture and gardens, and Louis XIV felt his work was so important, that he created for him the post of Directeur Général des Portagers Royaux. Though La Quintinie held this post with distinction for forty years, his modesty was such that he published nothing of his own during his lifetime. This was rectified shortly after his death when the Instructions pour les Jardins Fruitiers et Potagers was brought out in 1690. It was so practical and filled such a need that it went into many editions" (Hunt).

BOUND WITH: Nouveau traité de la culture des melons. Sous un climat tel qu'est celui des Provinces Unies / Nouvelle instruction pur la culture des fleurs. Ibid., idem, 1697, 2 parts in 1 vol. w. continuous pagination, 140,(2)p., 2 engr. headpieces, ills.

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