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Auction #117 begins on 22 Aug 2024

G.[ervaise] M.[ARKHAM] and W.[illiam] L.[AWSON]

A Way to Get Wealth containing Six Principall Vocations

Baron Northwick's copy of this 1668 compendium on Gardening, Bee-Keeping, Angling, Tennis, Horses, Farming, Medicene, etc. - six works for the price of one.

Published: for John Streeter, for George Sawbridge, London, 1668

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G.[ervaise] M.[ARKHAM] and W.[illiam] L.[AWSON]

A Way to Get Wealth containing Six  Principall  Vocations ... in which every good Husband or House-wife may lawfully imply themselves ... The first Five Books gathered by G.M. The last by Master W.L. for the Benefit of Great-Britain. The Twelfth time Corrected, and Augmented by the Author. London: Printed for John Streeter, for George Sawbridge, 1668. 6 works in one volume (as issued), quarto (7 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches; 190 x 140mm). (Toning, some spotting and browning), 17th-century calf binding, rebacked and recornered, early 18th-century label to spine, later endpapers (extremities rubbed, the upper joint split, repair to front inner hinge)

The Northwick Park copy of this charming and informative series of works: bestsellers of their time. The works are as follows:

1.Cheap and Good Husbandry, for the well-Ordering of all Beasts and Fowls, and for the General Cure of Their Diseases ... Twelfth Edition. (x), 146, (x) pages. 1 full-page woodcut [p.142] (pp.71/72 with repair to lower outer corner, with loss of a few characters; some old marginal worming).

2.Country Contentments. Or, the Husbandmans Recreations. Containing the Wholesome Experience, in which any ought to Recreate himself, after the toyl of more Serious Business. ... Tenth Edition. (iv), 92, (iv) pages.

3.Markham's Farewel to Husbandry: or, The Enrichment of all sorts of Barren and Sterile Grounds in our Nation .... the Ninth time revis'd. (vi), 126, (iv) pages. Woodcut illustrations [p.5, 9, 10, 19, 21, 61, 70,71]. (Some old marginal worming).

"An excellent way to take Moles, and to preserve good Ground from such Annoyance. Put Garlic, Onions, or Leeks, into the mouths of the holes, and they [the Moles] will come out quickly, as amazed" (see final page)

4.[William LAWSON]. A New Orchard and Garden: or, The best way for Planting, Graffing [sic.], and to make many Ground good for a rich Orchard .. [includes: The Country House-Wife's Garden, see pp.57-82; and: A Most Profitable New Treatise ... of the Art of Propagating Plants. By Simon Hayward, see pp.83-94, and : The Husband-man's Fruitfull Orchard]. (vi), 102, pages. Woodcut illustration to title page, illustrations [p.10, 25, 30, 32, 36, 39, 45; 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 76, 79] including ten designs for 'knot gardens'.

5.The English House-Wife containing The inward and outward Virtues which ought to be in a Compleat Woman ... Physick, Chirurgery, Cookery, Extraction of Oyles, Banqueting stuff, Ordering of great Feasts, Preserving of all sorts of Wines, conceited Secrets [?], Distilltions, Perfumes,.... now the Eighth time much augmented. (viii), 1-80, '73'-'88' [i.e. 81-96], 97-104, '97-'188' [i.e.105-196] pages. Woodcut illustration [p.'119'] (Some old marginal worming)

6.The Inrichment Of the Weald of Kent, or, A Direction to the Husbandman, for the true ordering, manuring, and inriching of all the grounds within the wealds of Kent, and Sussex ... revised, enlarged, and corrected. (iv), 19 pages. (Light marginal worming).

Provenance: T.L. (early monogram at foot of title page, note of ?original purchase price in upper margin of title, code/shelf mark at foot of final page of text);  Baron Northwick (Northwick Park, 19th-century armorial bookplate).

  • Binding Condition: rebacked
  • Overall Condition: acceptable
  • Size: 7 1/2 x 5 1/2ins; 190 x 140mm
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