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Sylva, Vol. 1 (of 2) Or A Discourse of Forest Trees   By: (1620-1706)

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{Transcriber's note:

The spelling and punctuation in the original are idiosyncratic and inconsistent. No changes have been made except as explicitly noted at the end of this etext.

Greek has been transliterated and surrounded with : Theos hylikos. {oe} ligatures have been unpacked. The ounce sign is represented by {oz}.}

SYLVA: OR A DISCOURSE OF FOREST TREES & THE PROPAGATION OF TIMBER V O L U M E O N E

{Illustration: John Evelyn From the engraving by R. Nanteuil }

S Y L V A

OR A DISCOURSE OF FOREST TREES : BY JOHN EVELYN F.R.S. WITH AN ESSAY ON THE LIFE AND WORKS OF THE AUTHOR BY JOHN NISBET D.OEc.

A REPRINT OF THE FOURTH EDITION IN TWO VOLUMES

VOLUME ONE

LONDON: PUBLISHED BY ARTHUR DOUBLEDAY & COMPANY LIMITED AT 8 YORK BUILDINGS ADELPHI

CONTENTS.

VOLUME I.

Introduction page ix Title Page of 4th Edition " lxxiii To the King " lxxv To the Reader " lxxvii Advertisement " xcix Books published by the Author " ci Amico carissimo " cii Nobilissimo Viro " ciii EIS TÊN TOU PATROS DENDROLOGIAN " cvi The Garden. To J. Evelyn, Esq. " cvii

BOOK I.

CHAPTER I. Of the Earth, Soil, Seed, Air, and Water " 1 " II. Of the Seminary and of Transplanting " 12 " III. Of the Oak " 30 " IV. Of the Elm " 62 " V. Of the Beech " 75 " VI. Of the Horn beam " 81 " VII. Of the Ash " 86 " VIII. Of the Chesnut " 94 " IX. Of the Wallnut " 101 " X. Of the Service, and black cherry tree " 111 " XI. Of the Maple " 115 " XII. Of the Sycomor " 121 " XIII. Of the Lime Tree " 122 " XIV. Of the Poplar, Aspen, and Abele " 128 " XV. Of the Quick Beam " 134 " XVI. Of the Hasel " 136 " XVII. Of the Birch " 140 " XVIII. Of the Alder " 155 " XIX. Of the Withy, Sallow, Ozier, and Willow " 159 " XX. Of Fences, Quick sets, &c. " 175

BOOK II.

CHAPTER I. Of the Mulberry " 203 " II. Of the Platanus, Lotus, Cornus, Acacia, &c. " 214 " III. Of the Fir, Pine, Pinaster, Pitch tree, Larsh, and Subterranean trees " 220 " IV. Of the Cedar, Juniper, Cypress, Savine, Thuya, &c. " 253 " V. Of the Cork, Ilex, Alaternus, Celastrus, Ligustrum, Philyrea, Myrtil, Lentiscus, Olive, Granade, Syring, Jasmine and other Exoticks " 282 " VI. Of the Arbutus, Box, Yew, Holly, Pyracanth, Laurel, Bay, &c. " 293 " VII. Of the infirmities of trees, &c. " 314

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