Book Description

An early edition of the poet and Essex farmer Thomas Tusser (c. 1524-1580)'s account of his farming year and notes on running a household. Most of the text is in black letter. This edition has been bound in the 18th century with 18th century endpapers, but with older pastedowns; front pastedown has earlier signature of Thomas Martin and rear pastedown is of earlier binder's waste. P. 5 has inscription of Robert May, dated 1685 (too late to be Robert May of The Accomplish't Cook as he died in or around 1664) Inscription of W Mason 1770 to front free endpaper
Dealer Notes
L1 is p.161 and is supplied in MS in an 18th century hand;
The 'two Tables, one of Husbandry, and the other of Huswifery, at the end of the book, for the better and easier finding out go any matter contained in the same' would have been on pp.162 and 163
Author TUSSER Thomas
Date 1614
Binding 18th century sprinkled calf, red and gilt label
Publisher The Company of Stationers, London
Condition Corners worn, front hinge cracked but holding nicely; a bit of worming to pages with no text lost; tanning, a little staining
Pages 160, [1] 8vo, 18.5cm

Price: £1200.00

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