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Estienne (Charles) and Jean Liebault. Maison Rustique, or the Countrey Farme, translated by Richard Surflet, edited and augmented by Gervase Markham, third edition in English, title with woodcut printer's device, woodcut illustrations and diagrams, woodcut decorative initials and head-pieces, lacking final blank, 2A6 neatly repaired and supplied from another copy, 17th century calf, spine worn at head, [Bitting p.146-147; Fussell p.13; Goldsmiths' 451; Hunt 202; Kress 353; Poynter 31.1.; Schwerdt I, 166 (first English edition); Simon, BG, 610 (note); STC 10549; Vicaire 345 (French editions)], folio, Printed by Adam Islip for John Bull , 1616.

⁂ The first edition edited by Markham. As well as discussing the principles of farming and the layout and surveying of farms it includes chapters on herbs, vegetables, bread, distillation, wines, cider, hunting and falconry.

Provenance: Rothamsted acquisition date 1915.

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Estienne (Charles) and Jean Liebault. Maison Rustique,

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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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