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Blagrave's Art of Husbandry, 1669  

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The Epitome of the Art of Husbandry. Comprising all necessary directions for the improvement of it... By J.B. Gent.

Blagrave, Joseph


Printed for Ben. Billingsley and Obadiah Blagrave



[16], 306 + [6] ad pp. Added engraved pictorial title page. (16mo) 14.2x8.3 cm (5½x3¼"), 19th century calf, triple gilt filet borders, spine tooled in gilt, raised spine bands, gilt inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, 

Rare edition of Joseph Blagrave's important work on agriculture and farming. The half-title features ten scenes of farm activities surrounding the engraved title, with variant wording "The Epitome of the whole Art of Husbandry."  OCLC lists only six copies of this edition, four in the British Library, one at the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, and one at the University of Minnesota.

Lot Amendments

Just a little rubbing and wear to binding, faint circular stain to rear cover; very good.

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