CHARLETON (WALTER) Two Discourses. The First, Concerning the Different Wits of Men. The Second... Concerning the Various Sicknesses of Wines, and their Respective Remedies... Some Observations Concerning the Ordering of Wines. By Dr. Merret... The Art and Mystery of Vintners and Wine-Coopers, J. M. for Richard Wodnothe, 1692; and another (2)

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Lot 79
CHARLETON (WALTER)
Two Discourses... Wits of Men... Wines... Vintners and Wine-Coopers, 1692; and another

Sold for £ 637 (US$ 846) inc. premium
CHARLETON (WALTER)
Two Discourses. The First, Concerning the Different Wits of Men. The Second... Concerning the Various Sicknesses of Wines, and their Respective Remedies... Some Observations Concerning the Ordering of Wines. By Dr. Merret... The Art and Mystery of Vintners and Wine-Coopers, 4 parts in 1 vol., third edition, part titles, advertisement leaf, edges frayed, browning, occasional staining and some marginal worming, the last 3 leaves torn affecting text without loss, contemporary calf, corners worn, covers bowed, spine chipped at head and foot [ESTC R32586; Gabler G15600; cf. Simon, Bibliotheca Gastronomica 335], 12mo, William Whitwood, 1692--HARTLIB (SAMUEL) His Legacy of Husbandry. Wherein are bequeathed to the Common-wealth of England, not onely Braband, and Flanders, but also many more Outlandish and Domestick Experiments and Secrets (of Gabriel Plats and others) never heretofore divulged in reference to Universal Husbandry, 3 parts in 1 vol., third edition enlarged, title within typographical border, woodcut head and tail-pieces, light browning and soiling throughout, outer margin of title more heavily browned, dampstain to signature M, contemporary sheep, rebacked preserving most of original spine [ESTC R3211; Fussell I, pp.43-44; Goldsmiths 1395], small 4to, J. M. for Richard Wodnothe, 1655 (2)

Footnotes

  • Third and rarest edition of Charleton's work on wits and wine. As a royalist the author was appointed physician to the exiled King Charles II, and continued in his office of after the Restoration. He was one of first elected fellows of the Royal Society in 1663 and influenced Locke greatly. The Art and Mystery of Vintners and Wine-Coopers, published as a separate work ten years earlier, is appended here for the first time.

    The third edition of Hartlib's influential work was also greatly enlarged: "The Legacie deals with a large variety of subjects, among which are Saint Foine; Ploughs and Carriages; Digging, Setting and Howing; Smut and Mildew; Orchards; Hemp and Flax; Manuring; Bees; Silke-worms... The reference to the cultivation of lucerne in England is stated by Miss Aslin to be the earliest extant" (Fussell).
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CHARLETON (WALTER) Two Discourses. The First, Concerning the Different Wits of Men. The Second... Concerning the Various Sicknesses of Wines, and their Respective Remedies... Some Observations Concerning the Ordering of Wines. By Dr. Merret... The Art and Mystery of Vintners and Wine-Coopers, J. M. for Richard Wodnothe, 1692; and another (2)
CHARLETON (WALTER) Two Discourses. The First, Concerning the Different Wits of Men. The Second... Concerning the Various Sicknesses of Wines, and their Respective Remedies... Some Observations Concerning the Ordering of Wines. By Dr. Merret... The Art and Mystery of Vintners and Wine-Coopers, J. M. for Richard Wodnothe, 1692; and another (2)
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