Five Hundred Points of Good Husbandry, as Well for the Champion, or Open Country, as for the Woodland or Several; Together with a Book of Huswifery. Being a Calendar of rural and domestic Economy, for every month in the year; and exhibiting a Picture of the Agriculture, Customs, and Manners of England, in the Sixteenth Century. Thomas . Notes and Tusser, William Mavor, c.
Five Hundred Points of Good Husbandry, as Well for the Champion, or Open Country, as for the Woodland or Several; Together with a Book of Huswifery. Being a Calendar of rural and domestic Economy, for every month in the year; and exhibiting a Picture of the Agriculture, Customs, and Manners of England, in the Sixteenth Century
Five Hundred Points of Good Husbandry, as Well for the Champion, or Open Country, as for the Woodland or Several; Together with a Book of Huswifery. Being a Calendar of rural and domestic Economy, for every month in the year; and exhibiting a Picture of the Agriculture, Customs, and Manners of England, in the Sixteenth Century
Five Hundred Points of Good Husbandry, as Well for the Champion, or Open Country, as for the Woodland or Several; Together with a Book of Huswifery. Being a Calendar of rural and domestic Economy, for every month in the year; and exhibiting a Picture of the Agriculture, Customs, and Manners of England, in the Sixteenth Century
Vellum-Bound 1812 Printing of Tusser's Husbandry and Huswifery

Five Hundred Points of Good Husbandry, as Well for the Champion, or Open Country, as for the Woodland or Several; Together with a Book of Huswifery. Being a Calendar of rural and domestic Economy, for every month in the year; and exhibiting a Picture of the Agriculture, Customs, and Manners of England, in the Sixteenth Century

London: Lackington, Allen, and Co., 1812. New Edition. Vellum. Small quarto. 338 pages. Some light soil to binding, a few extremity rubs, and a 19th century bookplate on front pastedown. Bound in vellum over boards with marbled endpapers and textblock edges. Spine has gilt-stamped ornaments and rules, red and black title blocks with gilt-stamped titles.

Attractive, early 19th-century vellum-bound edition of this classic of Elizabethan instructional poetry in couplets. Tusser's instructions and observations on farming and rural life give valuable insight regarding Tudor England. He was the first to record many proverbs and terms in print in this work, including "Sweet April showers, Do spring May flowers," and "At Christmas play and make good cheer, For Christmas comes but once a year," and others.

This edition opens with a life of Tusser, and also includes numerous informative notes and a glossary by Mavor.


Item #1036

Price: $500