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MARKHAM, Gervase.

Markhams Farwell to Husbandry.

Or, The inriching of all sorts of barren and sterile grounds in our kingdome, to be as fruitfull in all manner of graine, pulse, and grasse, as the best grounds whatsoever: together with the annoyances, and preseruation of all graine and seede from one yeare to many yeares. As also a husbandly computation of mens and cattels dayly labours, their expences, charges, and uttermost profits. Newly reviewed, corrected, and amended: together with many new additions, and cheape experiments: for the bettering of arable pasture, and woody grounds of making good all grounds againe, spoiled with overflowing of salt water by sea-breaches, as also the inriching of the hop garden, and many other things never published before.

London: Printed by M. F. for Roger Jackson, 1625 Stock Code: 129219
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Second edition, expanded and corrected, first published in 1620. Gervase Markham (1568-1637) wrote extensively in the fields of literature, horsemanship, and country pursuits, and his works underwent almost two hundred editions by the end of the seventeenth century. The present work offers a guide to preparing land for farming, covering the weeding, ploughing and tilling of various soil types.

Provenance: The Lawes Agricultural Library, with their stamp and shelfmarks to front pastedown. The library was assembled in the early 20th century by Sir John Russell, director of the Rothamsted agricultural research institution in Hertfordshire, and ranked as one of the finest English collections of agricultural material.

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Description

Quarto (182 x 136 mm). Recent mottled half calf, twin red morocco labels to spine, gilt motifs to compartments, marbled sides.

Illustrations

With woodcut illustrations in text, woodcut initials and head- and tailpeices.

Condition

Contemporary ownership initial and date of 1632 to title page alongside late 19th-century ownership stamp of T. Huband. Lightly browned, occasional finger-soiling, minor damp staining at fore edge of initial few leaves, a couple of minor wormholes not affecting text, a few instances of close cropping glancing lettering. A very good copy, well-preserved in an attractive binding.

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