London: printed by W. Wilson, for E. Brewster, and George Sawbridge, at the Bible on Ludgate-Hill, neere Fleet-bridge. Bound in 18th century quarter calf. Wing; L731; Wing (2nd ed., 1994); A4238; Madan; 2223; Madan; 2224. Item #816
Written in 1626, this was one of the first books ever published in the English language on the subject of fruit growing. Included are old fashioned insights into planting and managing orchards, as well as gardens. A truly interesting read. “Lawson wrote a two-part work, A New Orchard and Garden, Or the best way for Planting, Grafting, and to make any pound good for a Rich Orchard; particularly in the North Parts of England, London, 1618, dedicated to Sir Henry Belasyse. The second part was entitled The Countrie Housewifes Garden, bearing the date 1617. He claimed it was the result of 48 years' experience and observation only. Another edition appeared in 1622, with a chapter by Simon Harward, on the "Art of Propagating Plants". It was incorporated with Gervase Markham's A Way to Get Wealth, 1623, 1626, 1638, 1648, etc., to 1683, and was periodically enlarged.” WIKIpieda.