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P[lat] (Sir H[ugh]) Sundrie new and Artificiall remedies against Famine, first edition, woodcut device on title, woodcut initials, head- and tail-pieces, final f. with large portion of loss to lower half, not affecting text, a few ff. with very minor worming, occasional damp-staining and light surface-soiling, 20th century half calf, a little rubbed, [STC 19996; not in Bitting, Cagle, Oxford, Simon or Vicaire], small 4to, Printed by P. S[hort] dwelling on Breadstreet hill, at the signe of the Starre, 1596.

⁂ A rare work that provides a number of thrifty recipes to help survive in times of famine including methods of baking bread with a scarcity of flour, "Sweete and delicate cakes made without Spice, or Sugar" and the brewing of beer without hops. The author also mentions helping supply a recent expedition of Sir Francis Drake as well as ill-fated first English expedition to China in 1596.

Provenance: Rothamsted acquisition date 1915.

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P[lat] (Sir H[ugh]) Sundrie new and artificiall

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
220 Queenstown Road
London, SW8 4LP
United Kingdom
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