Bibliography: Historic gardening techniques and tools


Manuscripts:

  • London, British Library, MSS Royal C.III, Mr Halles [Hugh Halles] a priestes discourse of gardeninge applied to a spirituall understandinge
  • London, British Library, [am still waiting for ms number], John Evelyn, Elysium Britannicum
  • Pisa, Biblioteca Universitaria, Ms 464, Libro di compartimenti di giardini di Giuseppe Benincasa

Publications:

  • Belli Barsali, I., "Una fonte per i giardini del Seicento: Il trattato di Giovan Battista Ferrari," Il giardino storico, ed. G. Ragionieri, Florence, L.S. Olschki, 1981, pp.221-34
  • Bussato, M., Giardino di agricoltura, Venice, Giovanni Fiorino, 1592
  • Butters, S., "Ferdinand et le jardin du Pincio," La Villa Médicis, vol.2, Rome, Académie de France à Rome, 1991, esp. pp.392-401
  • Coffin, D.R.C., Gardens and Gardening in Papal Rome, Princeton, Princeton University Press, 1991, esp. pp.215-26
  • Ferrari, G.B., Flora overo Cultura di fiori, transl. L. Aureli, Rome, Pier'Antonio Facciotti, 1638
  • Ferrari, G.B., Hesperides, Rome, H. Scheus, 1646
  • Gallo, A., Vinti giornate dell'agricoltura et de' piaceri della villa, Venice, G. Percaccino, 1569
  • Harvey, J., Mediaeval Gardens, London, Batsford, 1990, pp.114, 197
  • Hill, T., The Gardener's Labyrinth, ed. R. Mabey, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1987
  • Landsberg, S., The Medieval Garden, London, British Museum Press, 1998, pp.86-93
  • O'Malley, T. and Wolschke-Bulmahn, J. (eds.), John Evelyn's "Elysium Britannicum" and European Gardening, Washington DC, Dumbarton Oaks, 1998
  • Saltini, A., Storia delle scienze agrarie, Bologna, Edagricole, 1984
  • Sanecki, K.N., Old Garden Tools, Princes Risborough, Bucks, Shire Publications, 1997
  • Slesin, S. et al., Garden Tools, New York, Abbeville Press, 1996
  • Tongiorgi Tomasi, L., "Projects for Botanical and Other Gardens: A 16th-Century Manual," Journal of Garden History, III, 1983, pp.1-34

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