Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Markham, Gervase, attrib. 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 Sussex, and may generally serue for all the grounds in England, of that nature: as, 1. Shewing the nature of all wealdish grounds, comparing it with the soile of the shires at large. 2. Declaring what the marle is, and the seuerall sorts thereof, and where it is vsually found. 3. The profitable use of marle, and other rich manurings, as well in each sort of arable land, as also for the increase of corne and pasture through the kingdome. Painfully gathered for the good of this iland, by a man of great eminence and worth, but revised, inlarged, and corrected with the consent, and by conference with the first author. London: Anne Griffen for John Harrison, 1636. 4to. A2.B8,C4. [4], 24p. Modern full morocco, title in gilt on red leather label on front cover, old inscriptions on blank verso of t.p. "John Roberts the son of Thomas Roberts and Elizabeth his wife was born December the 24 1798 Quarter past eight oclck at Night," "John Roberts his Book 1831." Marginal dampstain, old side-note, browned. Printer's device on t.p., head-piece, historiated initial. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.
    Krown & Spellman retail: $350


    More Information: Markham (1568?-1637) "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.'"

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2014
    23rd Thursday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 9
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 348

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $100,000 (minimum $14), plus 20% of any amount between $100,000 and $1,000,000, plus 12% of any amount over $1,000,000 per lot.

    Sold on Oct 23, 2014 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 6 days left to consign to the 2021 September 26 Autumn Luxury Accessories Signature Auction !

    Learn about consigning with us

    The pre and post sales experience was wonderful and flawless. Heritage has the best in-house operation I have ever seen and their people are not only professional but fun to work with, especially Steve C.

    As for Heritage's online system… Yes the interface is more complex than what we are used to with SAN but what is behind that interface is amazing for sellers and buyers alike. It is real time and for a real serious auction buyer there is nothing better in the auction industry, bar none.
    Ron Cipolla,
    AZ
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search