Paradisi in sole, paradisus terrestris : or, a choice garden of all sorts of rarest flowers


Paradisi in sole, paradisus terrestris : or, a choice garden of all sorts of rarest flowers : with their nature, place of birth, time of flowering, names, and vertues to each plant, useful in physick, or admired for beauty. To which is annext a kitchen-garden furnished with all manner of herbs, roots, and fruits, for meat or sawce used with us. With the art of planting an orchard of all sorts of fruit-bearing trees and shrubs, shewing the nature of grafting, inoculating and pruning of them. Together with the right ordering, planting and preserving of them, with their select vertues: All unmentioned in former Herbals

Title Variants

Alternative: Choice garden of all sorts of rarest flowers

Alternative: Garden of all sorts of pleasant flowers

Alternative: Parkinson's Paradisi


Parkinson, John, 1567-1650

Thrale, Richard, active 1650-1667 , bookseller.




Published material

Publication info

London, Printed by R.N. and are to be sold by Richard Thrale at his shop at the signe of the Cross-Keys at S. Pauls-gate, going into Cheap-side, 1656


The second impression much corrected and enlarged.


Main title page in double-lined border.

Printer's device on main title page.

Alternative title page, showing woodcut of Garden of Eden with Adam and Eve. Title in cartouche, with different version of alternative title: "A garden of all sorts of pleasant flowers ..."

Decorative headpieces and initial letters.

Advertisements on final leaf.

Alternative title: "A choice garden of all sorts of rarest flowers ..."

Spine title: "Parkinson's paradisi."

"Nearly a thousand plants are described under the three heads enumerated in the title, and of these 780 are figured on 109 plates, the wood-blocks for which, many of them copied from Clusius and Lobel, were specially cut in England". 'Dictionary of National Biography', XLIII, p. 315.

Includes index.

First published in 1629. Second edition was re-printed almost verbatim.

Wing | P495

ESTC | R2925


Botany , Early works to 1800 , Flowers , Gardening , Herbs , Illustrations , Materia medica , Materia medica, Vegetable , Plants , Pre-Linnean works




DOI: https://doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.69836
OCLC: 681145406


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