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Title-page of Sylva, or A Discourse of Forest-Trees and the Propagation of Timber

John Evelyn (1620-1706)1664

The Royal Society

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Sylva, or A Discourse of Forest-Trees and the Propagation of Timber in His Majesty's Dominions was written by John Evelyn and is the first book to receive the Royal Society's Imprimatur. Evelyn first presented a paper on the subject in 1662 to a meeting of the Royal Society. The book is recognised as one of the most influential texts on forestry ever published.

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  • Title: Title-page of Sylva, or A Discourse of Forest-Trees and the Propagation of Timber
  • Creator: John Evelyn (1620-1706)
  • Date Created: 1664
  • Medium: Ink, Paper
  • Scientist: John Evelyn (1620-1706)
  • Field: Forestry

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