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    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.'"

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