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Book Description

A very scarce manual, published in limited numbers since 1696. Estc T73957 states the book is wrongly attributed to Adolphus Speed, the author probably being Gervase Markham. This Estc records just two UK libraries holding a copy and likewise just two in North America. Text is complete and is clear and legible. Most of the title page is missing as are the last two pages of Contents at rear. A practical manual which has been used in many conditions hence the staining, marking and creasing. A very readable item with fascinating history.
Dealer Notes
Does not collate with ESTC T73957 as the title page is substantially missing and the last leaf at rear of the contents is missing, leather boards both attached by lower cord only, generally pages with creasing and browned and with staining suggesting a practical book much used, of which the main text is intact, all text is legible and clear, pp 95-96 page nos. torn, tear to pp 93 - 94, p63 - 64 page nos. torn, several page nos., p28 loss of title and page no. to the guillotine.
Author Ascribed to A.S., Gent. Probably by Gervase Markham
Date 1717
Binding Leather
Publisher Printed by T Norris at the Looking-glass on London bridge
Condition Fair
Pages 158 [6] does not collate with T73957 160 [8]

Price: £950.00

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