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        Frontispiece for 'Paradisi in Sole Paradisus Terrestris' by John Parkinson, published 1629

        English School, (17th century). Medium: engraving. Date: 1629. John Parkinson (1567-1650) was the last of the great English herbalists and one of the first English botanists; He was apothecary to James I and later Royal Botanist to Charles I; The title of this book which describes the proper cultivation of plants punningly translates as 'Park-in-Sun's Earthly Paradise'; Provenance: Private Collection.

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