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    Markham, Gervase. Markhams Farewell to Husbandry: or, the Enriching of All Sorts of Barren and Steril Grounds in our Kingdome, to be as Fruitfull in all Manner of Graine, Pulse, and Grasse, as the Best Grounds Whatsoever. Together with the Annoyances, and Preservation of all Graine and Seed, from One Yeare to Many Yeares. As Also a Husbandly Computation of Men and Cattels Daily Labours, Their Expences, Charges, and Utmost Profits. The Fourth Time Revised, Corrected, and Amended, Together with Many New Additions, and Cheape Experiments: for the Bettering of Arable Pasture, and Wooddy Grounds. Of Making Good All Grounds Againe, Spoiled with Overflowing of Salt Water by Sea-breaches: as also, the Enriching of the Hop-garden; and Many Other Things Never Published Before. London: Edward Griffen for John Harison, 1638. 4to. A6, B-L8, M4. [12], 32, 23-158p. Modern calf-backed leatherette, some light paper toning. Woodcut text illus., decorated initials, head-pieces some early notes in shorthand. From the Krown & Spellman Collection. Krown & Spellman retail: $400.00

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    Markham, Gervase (1568?-1637), author. "Apparently Gervase turned to literature in search of the means of subsistence. He was well equipped for his calling. He was at once a scholar, acquainted with Latin, French, Italian, Spanish, and probably Dutch; a mediocre poet and dramatist, not afraid of dealing at times with sacred topics; a practical student of agriculture; and a champion of improved methods of horse-breeding and of horse-racing...His industry was prodigious, and as a compiler for the booksellers on an exceptionally large scale he has been called 'the earliest English hackney writer." DNB STC 17375. Poynter, Markham, 34.6. ESTC s102615.              

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