LIGER, Louis (1658-1717)
Le Jardinier fleuriste, ou la culture universelle des fleurs, arbres, arbustes, arbrisseaux servant a l'embellissement des jardins... seconde edition, revue, corigee & augmentee considerablement
Paris: Chez Saugrain Fils, 1754. 12mo. (6 1/2 x 3 3/4 inches). 14 folding etched plates, woodcut illustrations.
Contemporary French mottled calf, spine with raised bands in six compartments, period marbled endpapers (wear to spine, lacks lettering piece)
An early edition of this popular and influential work on the cultivation and planting of trees, shrubs and other flowering plants.
Louis Liger, sieur d'Auxerre, was the author of a number of works on what can be generally be termed the rural economy. The present work, first published in 1704, remained in print throughout the 18th century. The majority of the plates are of designs for parterres and other formal designs for garden and parkland.
Bradley III, p.112 (1704 edition); Johnston 436; cf. Tomasi An Oak Spring Flora p.149.