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Wirtschafts=Manual und Rechnung bey der Hofgräfl. von Schlabrendorffischen Herrschaft und dazu gehörigen Güthern über empfangene und verausgabte Natural- und Materialien

nemlich: allerhand Getreyde, Hanf, Flachs, Garn, Leinwand, Seiler=Waaren. Tartoffeln, Kraut, Rüben, Ströh, Heu, Grumt. Mähl, Kleyen, Brodt, Grauppe, Grietz, gestampften Hirse, Heide=Gritze, Salz, Obst. Malz, Hopfen, Bier, Brandtwein=Schroth, Brandtwein. Pferde, Rind, Schaaf, Schwein, Pract, Mast= und Feder=Vieh. Gelieder, Wolle, Butter, Eyer, Käse, Quärge, Sahn, Milch, Fleisch, Fett und Oel. Wildpreth, Häute, Bälge, Wild=Geflügel. Holz, Schindeln, Klötzer und Brett=Waaren. Kalk, Mauer=Steine, gebrennten Kalk, Ziegeln, Potasche, Stein=Kohlen und Holz=Asche. Metall, Kupfer, Eisenwerk. Fische, Krebse, Bienen. Obstbäume, Tünger, Pech und Wagenschmier. Von 1 Juli 17 bis Ultmo Junii 17.

[18th century] Stock Code: 132097
£2,500.00
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Unrecorded example of a household ledger prepared for private use, presumably commissioned for a grand estate, this copy entirely clean with no hand written entries. This extensive manual was constructed to record a wide variety of goods, including cereals, beer, horses, livestock, cheese, bricks, lime, metal, fish, fruit trees, fertiliser, and bees.

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Description

Large folio (370 x 240 mm), comprising the title page and 1,056 numbered pp. Contemporary half sheep, spine unlettered, raise bands bordered in black triple fillet, buff paper boards, edges uncut.

Illustrations

Printed in Gothic and roman type, columnar tables throughout.

Condition

Library shelfmark to front free endpaper. Binding worn in places, some dampstain to foot of spine and front board, closed tear to front free endpaper near gutter, else the contents crisp and fresh.

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