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Fitzherbert (John) The Boke of Husbandry, collation: A6 B-M8 N4 (lacking final leaf N4, probably blank), almost entirely printed in black letter, title within woodcut architectural border, woodcut initials, several leaves guarded and/or with marginal restoration but textually intact and with good margins, some soiling, modern calf, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, [STC 10997.3; Fussell I, pp.1-6], 8vo, In aedibus Thomae Bertheleti typis impress. cum privilegio Ad imprimendum solum, 1544.

⁂ The only copy recorded by ESTC. "The book deals exhaustively with the best principles of arable farming of the time, describes the tools and discusses the capital required, and is moreover a conspectus of the life of a contemporary farmer and his family and servants, and many of the methods are fundamentally those which all later generations of farmers must perforce follow." (Fussell).

Provenance: William Taylor (contemporary ink inscription in lower margin of L6.
Rothamsted acquisition date 1934.

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Fitzherbert (John) The Boke of Husbandry, In aedibus

Estimate £2,000 - £3,000
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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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