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Markham, Gervase
A Way to get Wealth: containing the sixe principall vocations or callings, in which everie good husband or house-wife may lawfully imploy themselves. As first, the natures ordering, curing, breeding, choice, use, and feeding of all sorts of cattle and fowle, ... Secondly the knowledge, use, and laudable practice of all the recreations meete for a gentleman. Thirdly, the office of the housewife, ... Fourthly, the enrichment of the weald in Kent. Fiftly, the husbanding, and enriching of all sorts of barraine grounds, ... Sixtly, the making of orchards, ... The first five bookes gathered by G.M. The last by Master W.L. for the benefit of great Britane]
London: 1631. Reissue, various editions, see below. [28], 188, [2]; [12], 118, [2]; [12], 252; [4], 24; [12], 158; [8], 133, [3] p. : ill. (woodcuts). WITHOUT GENERAL TITLE PAGE. 4to. A reissue, with added general title page (here missing), of "Cheape and good husbandry," 5th ed., 1631; "Country contentments," 4th ed., 1631; "The English house-vvife," 4th ed., 1631; "The Inrichment of the vveald of Kent ... revised, inlarged, and corrected," 1631; "Markhams farewell to husbandry," 3rd ed., 1631; all by or edited by Gervase Markham; and "A Nevv Orchard and Garden," 2nd ed., 1631, by William Lawson. One of the most popular general household books of the 17th century with 15 separate editions before 1700. Poynter 34.5. Contemporary speckled calf, blind french fillet, with early manuscript waste-paper. Handsome copy.
Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller [USA]

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