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By Walahfrid Strabo. Edited by George H. M. Lawrence. 1966. xii, 91 pp.; 4 figs.; 10 two-page pls.; 6 3/4 x 10 5/8". Hard cover. Hunt Facsimile Series, no. 2.

This was a facsimile and English translation of the "down-to-earth practical but very artful" 9th-century manuscript gardening manual by Walahfrid. It included a biography by Wilfrid Blunt (1901–1987), a bibliography of editions of the Hortulus by the editor, and identifications of the plants mentioned in the Hortulus. The translation was illustrated with modern linocuts by Henry Evans (1918–1990).