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SCOT, Reginald).
PERFECT (PERFITE) PLATFORME OF A HOPPE GARDEN.
London B. Alsop and T. Fawcet, 1640. And necessary instructions for the making and maintenance thereof, with notes and rules for reformation of all abuses, commonly practised therein, very necessary and expedient for all men to have, which in any wise have to doe with Hoppes. BOUND PAMPHLET, FOURTH EDITION 1640. This work is taken from "Thomas Barker's The Country-Mans Recreation", where it formed Book 2, without crediting Reginald Scot. as author, 8vo, approximately 175 x 140 mm, 7 x 5½ inches, 7 small woodcuts in the text, pages: Title page, 91-127, last page blank, rebound in quarter green morocco with matching cloth covers, gilt lettered label, padded out with blank paper at rear, new pale brown endpapers. Title page browned and laid down on tissue paper, pale age-browning to most pages, top corner torn from pages 115-116 with small loss of text, repaired with missing words inexpertly inked in, tip of 2 lower corners torn off, no loss to text, slight chipping to foot of title page and some edges, a fair copy of a scarce work. Originally published in 1574, the first English book on hop farming and Reginald Scot's first published work, before his Discoverie of Witchcraft. See: Mary Aslin, Rothamsted Experimental Station Library, Catalogue of the printed Books on Agriculture, page 113; Fussell Old English Farming Books 1523-1730, pages 12, 31 and 38; Blanche Henrey, British Botanical and Horticultural Literature before 1800, Volume 1, pages 64-66 and 68 and 167; Donald McDonald, Agricultural Writers from Sir Walter of Henley to Arthur Young, 1200-1800, pages 34-38; Rachel … [Click Below for Full Description]
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