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The gardeners labyrinth: containing a discourse of the gardeners life, in the yearly trauels to be bestovved on his plot of earth, for the vse of a garden: with instructions for the choise of seedes, apte times for sowing, setting, planting, [and] watering, and the vessels and instruments seruing to that vse and purpose: wherein are set forth diuers herbers, knottes and mazes, cunningly handled for the beautifying of gardens. Also the physike benefit of eche herbe, plant, and floure, with the vertues of the distilled waters of euery of them, as by the sequele may further appeare. Gathered out of the best approued writers of gardening, husbandrie, and physicke: by Dydymus Mountaine.

  • Author

    Hill, Thomas

    Dethick, Henry

  • Date published


  • Publisher

    Printed at London : By Henry Bynneman, Anno. 1577.

  • Subject

    Gardening Early works to 1800

    Herbs Therapeutic use Early works to 1800

  • Accession number


  • Class

    SR - 97.3/

  • Language


  • Physical description

    [8], 80, [8], 180, [12] p. : ill. ; 4°.

General note: Dydymus Mountaine = Thomas Hill. Editor's dedication signed: Henry Dethicke. The second part has separate divisional title page and pagination; register is continuous. Includes index. At the end of the first part is an unsigned quire, printed on one forme only, with cuts of knots and mazes--STC. Signatures: a4 A-K4 chi4 L-2L4. Stationer's Register: Entered 3 September 1576. Closely cropped, slightly affecting ornamental border on t.p. and external edges of the cuts of knots and mazes on quire chi; MS. ink marks and notes on various leaves, mainly on signatures M1-Y2 UK-SuSCL Cited in: STC (2nd ed.), 13485 Format of surrogate: Microfilm. Ann Arbor, Mich.: University Microfilms International, 1954. 1 microfilm reel; 35 mm (Early English books, 1475-1640; 570:07). Ownership and custodial history: MS. ink signature of Robert Hawkins on tp; MS. ink signature of G. Boyse 1977 on front flyleaf; purchased from Maggs catalogue 1156, 1994 UK-SuSCL