WORLIDGE (JOHN) Systema Agriculturae, the Mystery of Husbandry Discovered... to which is added, Kale
Lot 193
WORLIDGE (JOHN) Systema Agriculturae, the Mystery of Husbandry Discovered... to which is added, Kalendarium Rusticum, or the husbandman's monethly directions
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WORLIDGE (JOHN)
Systema Agriculturae, the Mystery of Husbandry Discovered... to which is added, Kalendarium Rusticum, or the husbandman's monethly directions, first edition, engraved frontispiece with letterpress explanation, woodcut illustrations in the text, single rust hole touching 3 letters on P1, light browning, modern half calf, spine gilt [Wing W3598; Fussell, pp.68-69; Goldsmith 1898; Kress 1251], folio (290 x 170mm.), T. Johnson, for Samuel Speed, 1669

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  • The first edition of a work which ran into five editions during Worlidge's lifetime, and which "contains much more useful and enlightened observations than any that had previously appeared" (McDonald).
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