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Hartlib (Samuel).- [Weston (Sir Richard)] A Discours of Husbandrie used in Brabant and Flanders, shewing the Wonderfull improvement of Land there; and serving as a pattern for our practice in this Common-wealth, first edition, re-issue with cancel title showing correct date, woodcut device on title and decorations and initials, lacking final blank, modern cloth-backed boards, roan label, [Fussell p.42; Wing W1482a; cf. Hunt 249, 1st issue], small 4to, by William Du-Gard [for Samuel Hartlib], 1650.

⁂ Scarce work published by Hartlib without the author's consent. Weston was one of the first to adopt canals and locks and to introduce the rotation of clover, flax and turnips. ESTC lists only 3 copies in UK (not BL) and 4 in America.

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Hartlib (Samuel).- Weston (Sir Richard) A Discours of

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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