Sylva, Or, a Discourse of Forest Trees: With an Essay on the Life and Works of the Author, Volume 2

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Cambridge University Press, Feb 21, 2013 - Nature - 304 pages
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John Evelyn (1620-1706), intellectual, diarist, gardener and founder member of the Royal Society, is best known for his Diary, the great journal of his life and times, encompassing a momentous period in British history. A lifelong collector of books, like his contemporary Pepys, Evelyn amassed over 4,000 items in his library. This work, originally published in 1664, was the first English-language treatise on forestry. Intended for the gentry, it aimed to encourage tree-planting after the ravages of the Civil War and to ensure a supply of timber for Britain's fast-developing navy. The first work sponsored officially by the Royal Society, it was an offshoot of Evelyn's unpublished manuscript Elysium Britannicum, a compendium of gardens and gardening. This is the 1908 two-volume reprint of the fourth edition, published in the year of Evelyn's death. Volume 2 covers practical aspects of forestry and the use of trees in landscaping.
 

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Contents

Section 1
8
Section 2
24
Section 3
48
Section 4
80
Section 5
93
Section 6
94
Section 7
125
Section 8
138
Section 13
184
Section 14
218
Section 15
228
Section 16
229
Section 17
240
Section 18
246
Section 19
248
Section 20
255

Section 9
141
Section 10
157
Section 11
174
Section 12
180
Section 21
257
Section 22
261
Section 23
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