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COUNTRY CONTENTMENTS OR THE HUSBANDMANS RECREATIONS.
London Nicholas Okes for John Harison at the Golden Unicorne in Pater-nostor-row 1631 - Contayning the Wholesome Experiences in which any man ought to recreate himselfe, after the toyle of more serious businesse. As namely, Hunting, Hawking, Coursing with Greyhounds, and the lawes of Lease, Shooting in Long-bow or Cros-bowe, Bowling, Tennis, Baloone. The whole Art of Angling, and the use of the Fighting Cocke. FOURTH EDITION, Newly Corrected, Enlarged and Adorned with many excellent Additions, 1631. 8vo, approximately 195 x 145 mm, 7½ x 5¾ inches, pages: lacks first and last blanks, x, 1-118 plus 6 pages from another book by Markham on Fish and Fish-Ponds, all part of Markham's Way To Get Wealth, woodcut printer's device to title page, decorated initials, the first page of the extra inserted pages is illustrated, rebound in quarter light brown morocco, 2 maroon gilt lettered labels to spine, gilt rule between raised bands to spine, gilt vertical rule to boards, marbled boards, new cream endpapers. Pale age-browning throughout, 3 outer margins have small pale brown marks, not affecting text, occasional pale stain to margins, small paper faults to a few lower edges, occasional small dusty mark, otherwise a very good copy. See: Schwerdt, Hunting, Hawking and Shooting, Volume 2, page 11; Mary S. Aslin, Catalogue of the Printed Books on Agriculture Published Between 1471 and 1840, page 84. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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