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Stevenson (Matthew) The Twelve Moneths, first edition, one engraved plate and 11 full-page engraved illustrations, soiled, lower corner of sig.I1 restored, just touching a couple of words of text, a few other marginal repairs, later crushed red morocco, gilt, by F. Bedford, g.e., inner gilt dentelles, [Wing S5510; Fussell I, pp.72-73; Schwerdt II, p.225], small 4to, Printed by M.S. for Thomas Jenner, 1661.

⁂ Scarce first edition of this charmingly illustrated work which not only covers husbandry and gardening but also "Recreations, as Hunting, Hawking, Fishing, Fowling, Coursing, Cockfighting." As well as the engravings depicting the rural activities, there is also a list of "The Principall Fairs in England and Wales" for each month.
Rothamsted acquisition date 1922.

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Stevenson (Matthew) The Twelve Moneths, first edition,

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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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