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Tusser (Thomas) Five Hundred Points of good Husbandry, printed mostly in black letter, title with ornamental border (slight loss to outer margin through paper flaw), soiled and stained, Narcissus Luttrell's copy with his ink inscription "Nar. Luttrell: His Book 1681/0 Ex dono sororis Kath. Sowe" to front free endpaper, contemporary manuscript notes to rear free endpaper, contemporary calf, red morocco label, rubbed, upper joint split, spine ends chipped, [STC 24390], [by Thomas Purfoot] for the Company of Stationers, 1620; and 5 other copies of the same, three 17th century (1610, 1614, 1630), 4to & 8vo (5)

⁂ All the 17th century editions are scarce: ESTC lists only 2 UK copies of the 1614 edition (BL and this copy) and 5 UK copies of the others.

Narcissus Luttrell (1657-1732), parliamentary historian and diarist, bibliographer of works concerning the Popish plot, and compiler of a large library.

Provenance: first mentioned Rothamsted acquisition date 1936.

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Tusser (Thomas) Five Hundred Points of good Husbandry,

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