Item #31167 Countrey Contentments; In two bookes: The first,containing The Whole Art of Riding . . . The second intituled, The English Huswife . . . Gervase Markham.
Countrey Contentments; In two bookes: The first,containing The Whole Art of Riding . . . The second intituled, The English Huswife . . . .

Countrey Contentments; In two bookes: The first,containing The Whole Art of Riding . . . The second intituled, The English Huswife . . . .

Amsterdam and New York: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum and Da Capo Press, 1973. Reprint edition (1st pub. 1615). Hardcover. 109, 128p + several unnumbered pages; no ills. No jacket, as issued. No. 613 in the reprint series The English Experience. Fine (small stain on front endpaper). Item #31167

This facsimile reprint was produced photographically, making it much superior to the scanned reprints now on the market. The first subtitle reads in full: "In two bookes: the first, containing the whole art of riding great Horses in very short time, with the breeding, breaking, dyeting and ordring of them, and of running, hunting and ambling Horses, with the manner how to use them in their trauell. Likewise in two newe Treatises the arts of hunting, hawking, coursing of Grey-hounds with the lawes of the leash, Shooting, Bowling, Tennis, Baloone &c." The advice to housewives covers cooking, baking, doctoring, herbalism, spinning, brewing, etc. Can be sent outside the US for less than the default shipping rate. (Poynter 23.1 for the 1615 edition, not in Wells).

Price: $40.00

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