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Blith (Walter) The English Improover, or A new Survey of Husbandry, Discovering to the kingdome, that some land, both arrable and pasture, may be advanced double or treeble; other land to a five or tenfold: and some to a twenty fold improvement: yea, some now not worth above one, or two shillings per acre, be made worth thirty, or forty, if not more, first edition, a few ff. trimmed close at head, 20th century calf, gilt, spine faded, [Fussell pp.51-52; McDonald pp.97-103; Wing B3193], small 4to, printed for I. Wright at the Kings Head in the Old-Bayley, 1649.

⁂ Robert Trow-Smith in his English Husbandry, 1951 calls Blith "the greatest of the mid-seventeenth century writers".

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Blith (Walter) The English Improover, or A new Survey

Wed, Jul 11, 2018 9:30 AM UTC
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Auction Curated By:
Rupert Powell
International Head of Books and Works on Paper
Justin Phillips
Early and Continental Printing
220 Queenstown Road
London, SW8 4LP
United Kingdom
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