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Elysium Britannicum, or The Royal gardens

Author: John Evelyn; John E Ingram
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2001.
Series: Penn studies in landscape architecture.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides an assemblage of the horticultural knowledge and wisdom of the seventeenth century. This book includes drawings of garden layouts, diagrams of inventions for plant and tree cultivation, and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Named Person: John Evelyn; John Evelyn; Evelyn, John <1620-1706> / Elysium Britannicum.; John Evelyn
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Evelyn; John E Ingram
ISBN: 0812235363 9780812235364
OCLC Number: 42692233
Description: vii, 492 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
Contents: John Evelyn and His "Elysium Britannicum" / John E. Ingram 1 --
Notes on the Transcription of the Manuscript of "Elysium Britannicum" 11 --
Manuscripts of the "Elysium Britannicum" / Frances Harris 13 --
Elysium Britannicum, or The Royal Gardens --
Appendix 1 Complete Annotated Version of Table of Contents and Related Material 421 --
Appendix 2 On the Conduct of Water 429 --
Appendix 3 On Waterworks 437 --
Appendix 4 On Bees 440 --
Appendix 5 Catalog of Evergreens 441 --
Appendix 6 Excerpt from Cowley's Poemata latina 443 --
Appendix 7 On Tulips 445 --
Appendix 8 On Anemones 449 --
Appendix 9 On Daffodils 453 --
Appendix 10 On Garden Design 455 --
Appendix 11 "To Encourage the Finishing of Elysium Britannicum" 460 --
Appendix 12 Catalogo Evelyni Inscriptus: 1665 Meliora retinete 462 --
Appendix 13 Vintage: The English Vineyard Vindicated 464 --
Appendix 14 An Account of Some Books 467.
Series Title: Penn studies in landscape architecture.
Responsibility: John Evelyn ; edited by John E. Ingram.

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