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W[orlidge] (J[ohn]) Systema Agriculturae, being the Mystery of Husbandry Discovered and layd Open, first edition, initial 'The Explanation of the Frontispiece' f., engraved additional pictorial title, woodcut illustrations, 2pp. advertisements at end, O4 torn without loss, occasional browning, bookplate contemporary calf, rebacked, [Fussell pp.68-69; Goldsmiths 1898; Kress 1251; Wing W3598; cf. Perkins 1947 (2nd edition)], folio, Printed by T.Johnson for Samuel Speed, near the Inner Temple Gate in Fleet-Street, 1669.

⁂ One of the earliest works to consider the crop of turnips. Includes a dictionary of rustic words and terms.

Provenance: Sir Thomas Woollaston White, 1st Baronet of Tuxford and Wallingwells, 1767-1817 (bookplate).

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Worlidge (John) Systema Agriculturae, being the Mystery

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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