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THE EPITOME OF THE ART OF HUSBANDRY
B[lagrave], J[oseph].

THE EPITOME OF THE ART OF HUSBANDRY

Comprizing all necessary directions for the improvement of it, viz. plowing, sowing, grafting, gardening, ordering of flowers, herbs; directions for the use of the angle; ordering of bees: together with the gentlemans heroick exercise discoursing of horses, their nature, and use, with their diseases and remedies: of oxen, cows, calves, sheep, hogs, with the manner of ordering them, their diseases and remedies. Of the nature of marle, the best way of planting clover-grass, hops, saffron, liquorice, hemp, &c. To which is annexed by way of appendix, a new method of planting fruit-trees, and improving of an orchard: with directions for taking, ordering, teaching, and curing of singing birds, and other useful additions. By J.B. Gent. Printed for Benjamin Billingsley ... 1675.
[3rd Ed]. 2 vols. in 1 as issued. Sm. 8vo. [xii] + 159pp. + pp.(158-246) + [2] + 136pp. + [viii]. 2 additional engraved t.ps. (1 sl. frayed and neatly reinforced to rear). Some light browning, rebound in moderm period style speckled calf , gilt ruling and gilt lettered label to spine. First published in 1669. ESTC R4466. J.B. = Joseph Blagrave. With an additional title page, engraved: The epitome of the whole art of husbandry. "New additions to the art of husbandry" (Wing B3120) has separate dated title page, pagination, and register, and an additional engraved title page: New additions to the epitome of the art of husbandry. Includes indexes. Wing (2nd ed., 1994), B3117; Wing (2nd ed., 1994), B3120. Goldsmiths 2580 (1685 Edition). Joseph Blagrave (b. 1610, d. in or before 1682), Astrologer.
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