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Blith (Walter) The English Improver Improved or the Survey of Husbandry Surveyed, Discovering the Improveableness of all Lands, title over 2 ff., the first engraved pictorial, 2 engraved plates (1 double-page) and 2 full-page wood-engraved illustrations, 4ff. Appendix at end (not called for on ESTC), engraved title closely shaved, touching letters at head, light offsetting, some light browning, later calf, upper joint cracked but holding firm, rubbed, a good copy, [Fussell p.52-53; Wing B3196], small 4to, Printed for John Wright at the Kings-Head in the Old-Bayley, 1652.

⁂ With much on drainage, water-meadows and the use of manures. Fussell describes him as 'eminently practical'. Blith, who seems to have owned land in Yorkshire, became a Captain in Cromwell's army in Ireland.

Provenance: Robert Clutterbuck (bookplate).

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Blith (Walter) The English Improver Improved or the

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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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