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Five Hundred Points of Good Husbandry

  • Author:
    Tusser, Thomas
  • Publisher:
    James Tregaskis & Son, London, 1931
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Limited edition of 500. Introduction by Walter Scott. Benediction by Rudyard Kipling. Limited edition of 500 copies, 1931. Text of the edition of 1580. Hardback. [i - iv], v - xii, [2], 336pp. Printed on Batchelor hand-made paper. Brown silk page marker. Bound in full brown calf with gilt to spine. Ornately decorated title page and Caxton Head motif to final page. Foreword by E. V. Lucas incorporating a Benediction by Rudyard Kipling, Introduction by Walter Scott. Kipling thought highly of Thomas Tusser and prized his own copy of the 'Tusser Redivivus' edition of 1744. Kipling was also something of a farmer and still found the advice in Tusser relevant to 'the foot of earth into which the plough-share and spade do their work'. Kipling also admired Tusser's verse and that he 'rammed his maxims into a metre with a sledge hammer'. Delightful and wonderully entertaining. Book in very good condition. Very slight discolouration to leather here and there. Some very slight toning to endpapers. Extremely clean and bright internally. A heavy book but no additional shipping costs to UK post codes.
  • Our price: £75.00

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