Title: Culture Parfaite Des Jardins Fruitiers Et Potagers: Avec Des Dissertations Sur la taille des Arbes, 1743
Author: Louis Liger
Publisher: A Paris, Au Palais, Chez Paulus Du Mesnil
A mid 18th century edition of Liger’s Perfect Cultivation of Fruit and Vegetable Gardens: With Dissertations on Tree Pruning. This book contains a trove of advice regarding farm planning and maintenance, field work, horticultural and animal care as well as agriculture and breeding, additionally going in depth into gastronomy, and hunting various forms of wildlife. All aspects of life on the farm in the old regime are discussed, including aspects of private life such as the relationships between people; whether it is between the master and servant, or parent and child, as well as the observance of religious rules
There are roughly 13 in text woodcut engravings throughout, depicting various plants, trees, and gardens.
One finely bound volume in 12mo, (8)+569+(2) pages
On note of condition, this volume is in good shape, with rubbing and wear at the corners, alone with peeling to the foot of the spine, and cracks on the back of the board. The front endpaper has been torn away, with foxing and some damp staining present throughout.