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Plat (Sir Hugh) The Jewell House of Art and Nature, 3 parts in 1, first edition, collation: A-O4, A-G4, H2, A-I4, K2, woodcut title to each part, numerous woodcut illustrations including full-page coat-of-arms on verso of first title, some light soiling and spotting, 17th century sheep, scuffed, rebacked and recornered, [STC 19991; Fussell I, p.15; Westwood & Satchell 171], small 4to, Printed by Peter Short, dwelling on Breadstreet hill, at the signe of the Star, and are to be solde in Paules Churchyard, 1594.

⁂ Platt's most valuable contribution to husbandry, which includes much on domestic matters including preserving fruits, distilling, cookery and cosmetics. The second part includes important notes on manure, whilst the third also covers angling.

Provenance: Rothamsted acquisition date 1925.

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Plat (Sir Hugh) The Jewell House of Art and Nature, 3

Estimate £1,500 - £2,000
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Auction Curated By:
Rupert Powell
International Head of Books and Works on Paper
Justin Phillips
Early and Continental Printing