Brown leather binding with red title plate, raised banding and gilt lettering on the spine. Embossed “Cambridge panel” on both boards.
PLUS: added first edition on the Husbandry of Bees.
PLUS: added first edition on the Propagation of Plants.
The first edition of “A New Orchard and Garden”, which included “The Country Housewifes Garden” appeared in 1618; many further editions appeared over the period to 1695. The “Art of Propagating Plants” and “The Husband Mans Fruitful Orchard” appeared in all editions from 1623.
Please remember that an old or antique book is not necessary valuable just because it’s old. Common books like the works of William Shakespeare, prayer books, bibles and encyclopedias were printed in huge quantities during the Victorian era and usually have little value.
KEY FACTORS THAT INFLUENCE BOOK VALUE
Remember that a book’s monetary value depends on the market and what a buyer is willing to pay.
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