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[Standish (Arthur)] The Commons Complaint, Wherein is Contained Two Speciall Grievances: The First, the Generall Destruction and Waste of Woods in this Kingdome, with a Remedy for the Same... the Second Grievance is the Extreme Dearth of Victuals, woodcut folding 'The Figure of the Plot' plate, woodcut royal arms, initials and decorations, shaved closely at head, occasionally touching running title, some light surface soiling, but a very good copy overall, handsome 19th century calf, gilt, spine gilt, [Fussell p.33; Goldsmiths' 401; Henrey 352; STC 23201.5], small 4to, by William Stansby, 1611.

⁂ To counter his grievances Standish advocates the planting of fruit trees, breeding of poultry, the destruction of vermin and improving the corn crop.

Provenance: first mentioned Rothamsted acquisition date 1915.

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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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