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François Le Gentil - Le Jardinier solitaire ou Dialogues entre un Curieux & un Jardinier Solitaire - 1761

François Le Gentil - Le Jardinier solitaire ou Dialogues entre un Curieux & un Jardinier Solitaire - 1761

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François Le Gentil - Le Jardinier solitaire ou Dialogues entre un Curieux & un Jardinier Solitaire - 1761
Botany, Literature, Philosophy - Quantity: 1 - Book

Good edition, illustrated with a folding plate with the mention "increased by several chapters"
Classic, anonymous work attributed to François LE GENTIL.

Precious testimony of ancient techniques inherited from the Carthusians. This treatise was very famous in America and found its way into renowned libraries such as that of Thomas Jefferson (ed. Of 1723) or George Washington (ed. Of 1706). "In 1704, Brother François Le Gentil, retired from the Chartreuse de Vauvert, published a gardening treatise with the eloquent title: Le Jardinier solitaire. At the beginning of the 18th century, the science of gardening and arboriculture were in full swing, and the Carthusians are at the forefront in this field and they constitute a nursery renowned throughout France and throughout the Western world: their fruit trees are exported to Poland and the United States! During the Revolution, the Chartreuse de Vauvert disappears. Yet the technical heritage and the varieties cultivated by the Carthusians have been preserved. The Luxembourg garden, in the Senate, is the heir ... "JN Burte un jardin chartreux (2004).

AUTHOR: Anonymous; [LE GENTIL, François]

TITLE: The Solitary Gardener or Dialogues between a Curious & a Solitary Gardener. Containing the method of making & cultivating a Fruit & Vegetable Garden; & several new experiences. With Reflections on the Cultivation of Trees. New edition, increased by several Chapters, mentioned at the end of the Preface.

LOCATION: PUBLISHER, DATE: Paris, Bassompierre, 1761, In -12 of 10 x 17.5 cm; 364 pages FULL

Binding in full marbled sheepskin, spine with nerves adorned with a piece and an elegant decoration with small golden irons, red edges.

Solid volume, slightly faded leather, the toe cap leveled. The leather is pierced at the level of the cuts of the dishes, 2 blunt corners and the lower corner of the first cropped flat. Interior in good condition. a browned notebook with slight freckles. Slight traces of handling. Bookplate (
old in pen) next to the title.

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
Botany, Literature, Philosophy
Author/ Illustrator
François Le Gentil
Book Title
Le Jardinier solitaire ou Dialogues entre un Curieux & un Jardinier Solitaire
Condition
Good
Publication year oldest item
1761
Edition
Illustrated Edition
Language
French
Original language
Yes
Binding/ Material
Leather
Number of pages
364
Dimensions
17×10.5 cm
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