John Parkinson (1567-1650).
Title 2 hand-colored printed leaves from Paradisi in sole paradisus terrestris, or A garden of all sorts of pleasant flowers.
Book Condition Collectible: Very Good
Publisher London: Humfrey Lownes and Robert Young, 1629
Seller ID WV815-002
2 Leaves. Pages 97-98 and 351-352. 12 3/8 x 8 inches. Each leaf with multiple hand-colored illustrations of flowers within printed borders, the versos with single column text in English describing the images; text clean, unmarked, pencil book seller notation in the margins of the versos, some light marginal toning or soiling, paper adhesive in the upper margins of the versos appears to be remnants of paper hinges. Very Good. John Parkinson was the last of the great English herbalists and one of the first of the great English botanists. He was apothecary to James I, a founding member of the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries, and Royal Botanist to Charles I. Parkinson is known for two monumental works: Paradisi in Sole Paradisus Terrestris, which generally describes the proper cultivation of plants; and Theatrum Botanicum (1640), the most complete and beautifully presented English treatise on plants of its time.
John Parkinson, 2 hand-colored printed leaves from Paradisi in sole paradisus terrestris or A garden of all sorts of pleasant flowers, Early Printed Leaf, Woodcut