Place and Imprint: Dallas: Still Point Press, 1985.
Edition: First Still Point Press edition, number 31 of 300 numbered copies, printed by the Bird & Bull Press.
Condition: Fine copy.
Book ID: 28744
Physical Description8vo, original brown quarter morocco, decorated paper boards, gilt lettering, untrimmed. Title-page vignette and nine full-page illustrations by "Tottoroto," and one folding plate.
CommentsA handsome fine press edition of John Evelyn's treatise on the making of salads, first published in 1699. "Evelyn's message in Acetaria was that vegetables were a healthy addition to the diet, and he gave clear instructions on how to cultivate a wide range, native and exotic, along with herbs and fruit. He also discussed what made for good food" - Margaret Willes, The Curious World of Samuel Pepys & John Evelyn. Kit Currie concludes in her informative introduction that Evelyn was a "delightful personality, a passionate lover of gardens . . . and a bibliophile of no small stature. The world would be a better place for more men such as he." Indeed.