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Periodical.- Houghton (John) A Collection for the Improvement of Husbandry and Trade, second series, vol.1 no.1 - vol 10 no 240 [but 241], an unbroken run, majority of issues bound with additional f. of advertisements, no 12 loosely inserted, no 21 duplicated, folding table, vol.1 wormed at head, no.150 torn with some loss to text, occasional browning or light soiling, manuscript title in a contemporary hand supplied at front, bookplate, contemporary panelled calf, joints cracked but holding firm, [Fussell pp.81-83], folio, Randall Taylor [&] John Whitlock [&] E. Whitlock, 1692-7; sold as a periodical and not subject to return.

⁂ An exceptional unbroken run of this weekly publication.

Individual issues of this periodical are scarce and we cannot trace an unbroken run such as this in the last forty years of auctions. The first series was published in 1681 and ran to only 21 issues, this second series began in 30th March 1692 and ran for approximately 10 years. The list of subjects covered includes manures, trades, importing of goods, arts of fowling and fishing and the management of rivers, woods and estates. The advertisements include a vast array of personal notices and provide extraordinary snapshots of 17th century London life.

Provenance: Hugh Cecil, Earl of Lonsdale (bookplate); Rothamsted acquisition date 1937.

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Periodical.- Houghton (John) A Collection for the

Estimate £4,000 - £6,000
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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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