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MARKHAM, GERVASE
The Inrichment of the Weald of Kent. Or A Direction to the Husband-man, for the true Ordering, Manuring, and Inriching of all the Grounds within the Wealds of Kent, and Suffex; and may generally serve for all the Grounds in England of that nature: Bound W
Wilson, for E. Brewster and George Sawbridge, London, 1653. Sm. 4to. (18.7 X 14.2 cm). Later full leather. Collation: [iv]1 &20 p.; [vi] 1-126 [4] p. There are a number of woodcuts of agricultural implements in text. Raised bands and panels present on spine with title and date gilt as well as blind-stamped designs. Covers have tooled border. There is general browning to text and edges of pages along with several ink stains and dusting. Burn mark through p. 57/58. Pages 124 and 124 labeled as 224 and 225. Markham was a prolific writer with a keen interest in agriculture and animal husbandry, particularly horses. This later interest was important for Markham to be employed by James I to obtain a pure breed Arabian charger. Hunt notes that he was a popular and colorful writer and that no collection should be with out his works. (Hunt, 207). Provenance: Book plate of Rachel McMasters Miller Hunt. This is a collection of two works by an English writer on horses and country life. These are later editions with the first editions being 1625 and 1631, respectively. Mrs. Hunt previously owned this copy. The Hunt collection is widely viewed as one of the finest assemblage of works on Botany that is almost without parallel as a private collection. (Hunt, 260) This is a collection of two works by an English writer on horses and country life. These are later editions with the first editions being 1625 and 1631, respectively. Markham was a prolific writer with a keen interest in agriculture and animal husbandry, particularly horses. This later interest was important for Markham to be empl … [Click Below for Full Description]
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