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Arte and maner how to plant and graffe

By Mascall, Leonard

subjects: domestic medicine, husbandry, preservation, wine,

  • 1. A Booke of the Arte and maner, / howe to plant and graffe all sortes of /trees, how to set stones, and save pe- / pines to make wylde trees to graffe on, as al= / so remedies and mediicines. [sic] With divers o-/ther newe practise, by one of the Abbey of /Saint Vincent in Fraunce, practised with his / owne handes, devided into seven / chapters, as hereafter more / plainely shall appeare / With an addition / in the ende / of this booke, of certaine Dutch practises, set forth and Englished, by Leo- /nard Mascall.
    Henry Dunham   John Wight.   1572
    14 x 18.3   [i-xxvi] 1-90 [90-100]   4o A-P4 Q in 2
    GB:   LeU(B)  

    Tp wood engraved ornament of man grafting trees.
    Table starts at P2 - alphabetical to number of page.
    [A1v]: The booke unto the Reader
    [A2] Dedication: to Sir John Pawlet
    [A4v] Address: To the reader with comments on how farm work is now disdained, specifically to furtherers of commonwealth
    [B1v]: Table related to number of pages
    Mascall translates from the French of Davy Brossard. Reprinted under his name in 1640.
    Contains a few recipes for wine and the preserving of fruit and nuts.
    First edition (?) 1569, printed by H. Bynneman for J. Wright. BL: 966.i.22. (1.) 4o
    Other editions - 1575, 1582.

    BLC G.2379, see also PR 17574

  • 2. — A Booke of the Arte and maner, howe to plant and graffe all sortes of trees, É
    T. East   Thomas Wight   1592

    Poem to the Reader: different to that in 1572 edition.
    Dedication to Sir John Paulet
    Address to the Gentle Reader
    With couplet.?

    PR 17578

  • 3. — A Booke of the Arte and maner, howe to plant and graffe all sortes of trees, É
    Jane Bell   1652

    With Instructions to the planter, and a couplet at the end referring to the Commonwealth.