CHEAPE AND GOOD HUSBANDRY FOR THE WELL-ORDERING OF ALL BEASTS, AND FOWLES, AND FOR THE GENERALL CURE OF THEIR DISEASES. CONTA YNING THE NATURES, BREEDING, CHOICE, USE, FEEDING, AND CURING OF THE DISEASES OF ALL MANNER OF CATTELL, AS HORSE, OXE, SHEEPE, GOATES, SWINE AND TAME CONIES, SHEWING FURTHER, THE WHOLE ART OF RIDING GREAT-HORSES, WITH THE BREAKING AND ORDERING OF THEM: AND THE DIETING OF THE RUNNING, HUNTING, AND AMBLING HORSE, AND THE MANNER HOW TO USE THEM IN THEIR TRAVAILE. ALSO, APPROVED RULES, FOR THE CRAMMING AND FATTING OF ALL SORTS OF POULTRY AND FOWLES, BOTH TAME AND WILDE, &c. AND DIVERS GOOD AND WELL-APPROVED MEDICINES FOR THE CURE OF ALL THE DISEASES IN HAWKES, OF WHAT KIND SOEVER. TOGETHER WITH THE USE AND PROFIT OF BEES, THE MAKING OF FISHPONDS, AND THE TAKING OF ALL SORTS OF FISH. GATHERED TOGETHER FOR THE GENERALL GOOD AND PROFIT OF THIS WHOLE REALME, BY EXACT AND ASSURED EXPERIENCE FROM ENGLISH PRACTICES, BOTH CERTAINE, EASIE, AND CHEAPE, DIFFERING FROM ALL FORMER AND FORRAINE EXPERIMENTS, WHICH EITHER AGREED NOT WITH OUR CLIME, OR WERE TO HARD TO COME BY, OR OVER-COSTLY, AND TO LITTLE PURPOSE: ALL WHICH HEREIN ARE AVOYDED. NEWLY CORRECTED AND INLARGED WITH MANY EXCELLENT ADDITIONS, AS MAY APPEARE BY THIS MARKE [pointing hand]. Gervase Markham.
CHEAPE AND GOOD HUSBANDRY FOR THE WELL-ORDERING OF ALL BEASTS, AND FOWLES, AND FOR THE GENERALL CURE OF THEIR DISEASES. CONTA YNING THE NATURES, BREEDING, CHOICE, USE, FEEDING, AND CURING OF THE DISEASES OF ALL MANNER OF CATTELL, AS HORSE, OXE, SHEEPE, GOATES, SWINE AND TAME CONIES, SHEWING FURTHER, THE WHOLE ART OF RIDING GREAT-HORSES, WITH THE BREAKING AND ORDERING OF THEM: AND THE DIETING OF THE RUNNING, HUNTING, AND AMBLING HORSE, AND THE MANNER HOW TO USE THEM IN THEIR TRAVAILE. ALSO, APPROVED RULES, FOR THE CRAMMING AND FATTING OF ALL SORTS OF POULTRY AND FOWLES, BOTH TAME AND WILDE, &c. AND DIVERS GOOD AND WELL-APPROVED MEDICINES FOR THE CURE OF ALL THE DISEASES IN HAWKES, OF WHAT KIND SOEVER. TOGETHER WITH THE USE AND PROFIT OF BEES, THE MAKING OF FISHPONDS, AND THE TAKING OF ALL SORTS OF FISH. GATHERED TOGETHER FOR THE GENERALL GOOD AND PROFIT OF THIS WHOLE REALME, BY EXACT AND ASSURED EXPERIENCE FROM ENGLISH PRACTICES, BOTH CERTAINE, EASIE, AND CHEAPE, DIFFERING FROM ALL FORMER AND FORRAINE EXPERIMENTS, WHICH EITHER AGREED NOT WITH OUR CLIME, OR WERE TO HARD TO COME BY, OR OVER-COSTLY, AND TO LITTLE PURPOSE: ALL WHICH HEREIN ARE AVOYDED. NEWLY CORRECTED AND INLARGED WITH MANY EXCELLENT ADDITIONS, AS MAY APPEARE BY THIS MARKE [pointing hand]
CHEAPE AND GOOD HUSBANDRY FOR THE WELL-ORDERING OF ALL BEASTS, AND FOWLES, AND FOR THE GENERALL CURE OF THEIR DISEASES. CONTA YNING THE NATURES, BREEDING, CHOICE, USE, FEEDING, AND CURING OF THE DISEASES OF ALL MANNER OF CATTELL, AS HORSE, OXE, SHEEPE, GOATES, SWINE AND TAME CONIES, SHEWING FURTHER, THE WHOLE ART OF RIDING GREAT-HORSES, WITH THE BREAKING AND ORDERING OF THEM: AND THE DIETING OF THE RUNNING, HUNTING, AND AMBLING HORSE, AND THE MANNER HOW TO USE THEM IN THEIR TRAVAILE. ALSO, APPROVED RULES, FOR THE CRAMMING AND FATTING OF ALL SORTS OF POULTRY AND FOWLES, BOTH TAME AND WILDE, &c. AND DIVERS GOOD AND WELL-APPROVED MEDICINES FOR THE CURE OF ALL THE DISEASES IN HAWKES, OF WHAT KIND SOEVER. TOGETHER WITH THE USE AND PROFIT OF BEES, THE MAKING OF FISHPONDS, AND THE TAKING OF ALL SORTS OF FISH. GATHERED TOGETHER FOR THE GENERALL GOOD AND PROFIT OF THIS WHOLE REALME, BY EXACT AND ASSURED EXPERIENCE FROM ENGLISH PRACTICES, BOTH CERTAINE, EASIE, AND CHEAPE, DIFFERING FROM ALL FORMER AND FORRAINE EXPERIMENTS, WHICH EITHER AGREED NOT WITH OUR CLIME, OR WERE TO HARD TO COME BY, OR OVER-COSTLY, AND TO LITTLE PURPOSE: ALL WHICH HEREIN ARE AVOYDED. NEWLY CORRECTED AND INLARGED WITH MANY EXCELLENT ADDITIONS, AS MAY APPEARE BY THIS MARKE [pointing hand]
CHEAPE AND GOOD HUSBANDRY FOR THE WELL-ORDERING OF ALL BEASTS, AND FOWLES, AND FOR THE GENERALL CURE OF THEIR DISEASES. CONTA YNING THE NATURES, BREEDING, CHOICE, USE, FEEDING, AND CURING OF THE DISEASES OF ALL MANNER OF CATTELL, AS HORSE, OXE, SHEEPE, GOATES, SWINE AND TAME CONIES, SHEWING FURTHER, THE WHOLE ART OF RIDING GREAT-HORSES, WITH THE BREAKING AND ORDERING OF THEM: AND THE DIETING OF THE RUNNING, HUNTING, AND AMBLING HORSE, AND THE MANNER HOW TO USE THEM IN THEIR TRAVAILE. ALSO, APPROVED RULES, FOR THE CRAMMING AND FATTING OF ALL SORTS OF POULTRY AND FOWLES, BOTH TAME AND WILDE, &c. AND DIVERS GOOD AND WELL-APPROVED MEDICINES FOR THE CURE OF ALL THE DISEASES IN HAWKES, OF WHAT KIND SOEVER. TOGETHER WITH THE USE AND PROFIT OF BEES, THE MAKING OF FISHPONDS, AND THE TAKING OF ALL SORTS OF FISH. GATHERED TOGETHER FOR THE GENERALL GOOD AND PROFIT OF THIS WHOLE REALME, BY EXACT AND ASSURED EXPERIENCE FROM ENGLISH PRACTICES, BOTH CERTAINE, EASIE, AND CHEAPE, DIFFERING FROM ALL FORMER AND FORRAINE EXPERIMENTS, WHICH EITHER AGREED NOT WITH OUR CLIME, OR WERE TO HARD TO COME BY, OR OVER-COSTLY, AND TO LITTLE PURPOSE: ALL WHICH HEREIN ARE AVOYDED. NEWLY CORRECTED AND INLARGED WITH MANY EXCELLENT ADDITIONS, AS MAY APPEARE BY THIS MARKE [pointing hand]

CHEAPE AND GOOD HUSBANDRY FOR THE WELL-ORDERING OF ALL BEASTS, AND FOWLES, AND FOR THE GENERALL CURE OF THEIR DISEASES. CONTA YNING THE NATURES, BREEDING, CHOICE, USE, FEEDING, AND CURING OF THE DISEASES OF ALL MANNER OF CATTELL, AS HORSE, OXE, SHEEPE, GOATES, SWINE AND TAME CONIES, SHEWING FURTHER, THE WHOLE ART OF RIDING GREAT-HORSES, WITH THE BREAKING AND ORDERING OF THEM: AND THE DIETING OF THE RUNNING, HUNTING, AND AMBLING HORSE, AND THE MANNER HOW TO USE THEM IN THEIR TRAVAILE. ALSO, APPROVED RULES, FOR THE CRAMMING AND FATTING OF ALL SORTS OF POULTRY AND FOWLES, BOTH TAME AND WILDE, &c. AND DIVERS GOOD AND WELL-APPROVED MEDICINES FOR THE CURE OF ALL THE DISEASES IN HAWKES, OF WHAT KIND SOEVER. TOGETHER WITH THE USE AND PROFIT OF BEES, THE MAKING OF FISHPONDS, AND THE TAKING OF ALL SORTS OF FISH. GATHERED TOGETHER FOR THE GENERALL GOOD AND PROFIT OF THIS WHOLE REALME, BY EXACT AND ASSURED EXPERIENCE FROM ENGLISH PRACTICES, BOTH CERTAINE, EASIE, AND CHEAPE, DIFFERING FROM ALL FORMER AND FORRAINE EXPERIMENTS, WHICH EITHER AGREED NOT WITH OUR CLIME, OR WERE TO HARD TO COME BY, OR OVER-COSTLY, AND TO LITTLE PURPOSE: ALL WHICH HEREIN ARE AVOYDED. NEWLY CORRECTED AND INLARGED WITH MANY EXCELLENT ADDITIONS, AS MAY APPEARE BY THIS MARKE [pointing hand]

London, England: Printed at London by Anne Griffin, for John Harison, and are to be sold at his shop in Pater-noster row, 1631. Sixth edition. Disbound. 7 1/4" x 5 1/2" quarto. 188 pages. Removed with two cords. Paper loss on first seven leaves (half the leaf or more), including title-page, dedication, preface, and table of contents for the first book. Lightly-tanned throughout with minor foxing. Text quite readable. Edges neatly trimmed, text is askew but not cut off. Excellent diagram of fish ponds (p. 183). (ESTC S120836) (Pollard & Redgrave, 17397). FAIR. Item #82479

Gervase Markham (1568?-1637) was the most prolific writer of practical manuals in the first half of the seventeenth century. He wrote on various subjects including veterinary medicine, husbandry, domestic economy, housewifery, and even military training. His specialty, however, was horsemanship. In fact, he had so many books on horsemanship, that he was forced to sign an agreement with the Stationers' Company to write no more of the subject. (ODNB)

This rare 1631 edition was printed by Anne Griffin, one of the foremost widow printers of the era (Valerie Wayne, Women's Labour and the History of the Book, 57). The book contains, as the characteristically prolix title suggests, directions for maintaining, treating, and selecting a variety of domestic and wild animals. Also includes a section on fishing and fish ponds with accompanying diagram. This is a fascinating work on early modern husbandry practices.

Price: $650.00

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