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A way to get wealth: containing six principal vocations, or callings, in which every good husband or house-wife may lawfully imploy themselves. As, I. The natures, ordering, curing, breeding, choice, use and feeding of all sorts of cattle and fowl, fit for the service of man: as also the riding and dieting of horses, ... II. The knowledge, use, and laudable practice of all the recreations meet for a gentleman. III. The office of a house-wife, ... IV. The inrichment of the weald in Kent. V. The husbanding and inriching of all sorts of barren grounds, ... VI. The making of orchards, planting and graffing [sic], the office of gardening, and the ornaments, with the best husbanding of bees. The first five books gathered by G.M. The last by Master W.L. for the benefit of Great-Brittain.

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    SR - 93.02/

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    [12], 146, [14], 92, [12], 104, 97-188, [4], 19, [7], 126, [10], 102 p. : ill. ; 4°.

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    CC-BY-NC-ND Image Courtesy of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

G.M. = Gervase Markham; W.L. = William Lawson. A collection of reissues with a general title page. Includes: Markham, Gervase. Cheap and good husbandry, for the well-ordering of all beasts and fowls, and for the general cure of their diseases, 14th ed., 1683; Country contentments, 11th ed., 1683; The English house-wife, 1683; The inrichment of the weald of Kent, 1683; Markham's farewel to husbandry, 1684; Lawson, William. A new orchard garden, 1683; The country house-wives garden, 1684. Each has a separate dated title page; all but the last two have separate pagination. Signatures: pi8 B-X4 2A-2M4 2N² 3A-4B4 4C² 4D-4F4 A-R4 A-N4 O². Quire 3A mis-signed as 2A. Cited in: Wing (CD-ROM, 1996), M683 Format of surrogate: Microfilm. Ann Arbor, Mich.: University Microfilms International, 1989. 1 microfilm reel 35mm. (Early English books, 1641-1700; 1972:10). Ownership and custodial history: From the library of Revd. Sidney Beisly (d. 1876) ; Beisly bequest, 1896 UK-SuSCL