John Rea, Flora, seu de Florum Cultura (1665)

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This is the book Flora, seu de Florum Cultura, or a complete Florilege, with an image of a second title-page as Flora, Ceres, and Pomona, by horticulturalist John Rea. Elizabeth Yorke, who has been unidentified, inscribed her name in the first edition of 1665 above the poem that is printed next to and explains the lavish second title page. The book shows garden design and gives advice on cultivating fruit and flowers.

Source: Book sold on eBay by Wisdom Pedlars. Credit: Twitter post @wisdompedlars, 9/29/18. Reproduced with permission.


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