The English Husbandman. The first Part: Contayning the Knowledge of the true Nature of every Soyle within this Kingdome: how to Plow it; and the manner of the Plough, and other Instruments belonging thereto. Together With The Art of Planting, Grafting, and Gardening after our latest and rarest fashion. A worke never written before by any Author: and now newly compiled for the benefit of this Kingdome.
London: Printed by T.S. for John Browne, and are to be sold at his shop in in Saint Dunstanes Church-yard. 1613. 1st Edition. Limp vellum. 4to., 18cm.; 346pp., missing blank front fly leaf and G1 and G4, G4 is the rear blank fly leaf with no loss of text; 7 text illustrations; Contemporary limp vellum binding with inked author, title and date to spine. Japanese tissue repair applied to several pages, including title. Front vellum cover lined. Contains a few small contemporary manuscript marginalia/notations on rear flyleaf, including a drawing of a rooster and previous owners name (Thomas Wellington). Vellum stiffened and pages show soiling, top-edge shows coal dust. Presented in a full-calf, blind-tooled clamshell with gilt lettering. Good +. Item #6
The English Husbandman includes the first layout of an English house to appear in print. (Cooper) (Fussell I).