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Five hundred points of good husbandrie

By Tusser, Thomas

subjects: household, houswifry, husbandry,

  • 1. Five hundred pointes of / good husbandrie, as well for / the Champion, or open count / rie, as also for the woodland, or seve / rall, mixed in everie month with hus / wiferie, over and beside the booke of huswife / rie, corrected, better ordered, and newly augmen / ted to a fourth part more, with divers other les / sons, as a diet for the fermer, of the properties of / winds, planets, hops, herbes, bees, and approved / remedies for sheepe and cattle, with many other / matters both profitable and not unpleasant for / the Reader. Also a table of husbandrie at the / beginning of this booke: and another / of huswiferie at the end: for the / better & easier finding of / any matter conteined / in the same. //Newly set forth by Thoams Tusser / Gentleman, Servant to the hono= / rable Lorde Paget of Beaudesert.
    Henry Dunham   1580 (1590, 1593, 1599, 1604, etc)
    12.5 x 17.6   Foliated [1-2] [1] 2-89 [90]   4o A-Z4 + Aa4
    GB:   LeU(B)  

    The Points of huswifereies start at 65.
    Dedication to Lady Paget.
    Address To the Reader; followed by Preface/ Praise; and Description of huswife.
    Table of husbandrie indexed to foliation.
    With decorated tp.
    Another's epistle to late William Paget [2]; dedication To Hon. Thomas Paget [3]; address To the Reader [5].
    This copy is probably Ben Jonson's copy and is bound in with his copy of Chapman 1598.

    PR 24380

  • 2. — [title as 1580] Five hundred pointes of / good husbandrie, as well for / the Champion, or ope count / rie, as also for the woodland, or seve / rall, mixed in everie month with hus / wiferie, over and beside the booke of huswife / rie, corrected. better ordered, and newly augmen / ted to a fourth part more, with divers other les / sons, as a diet for the formes, of the properties of / minds, planets, hops, herbes, bees, and approved / remedies for sheepe and cattle, with many other / matters both profitable and not unpleasant for / the Reader. Also a table of husbandrie at the / beginning of this booke: and another / of huswiferie at the end: for the / better & easier finding of / any matter conteined / in the same.Newly set forth by Thoams Tusser / Gentleman, Servant to the hono= / rable Lorde Paget of Beaudesert.
    William Seres   1590
    13.5 x 18.1   [1-4] 5-162 [163-4]   8o A-KL8 Lin2
    GB:   LeU(B)  

    The printing is reset, but the content is the same. There is the same decoration on the tp. There is a handwritten epitaph to Tusser at the end.

    PR 24383

  • 3. — [title words same as 1580 but different design]
    Richard Yardley, Peter Short   1593
    [1-4] 5 [6-7] 8 - 162 [163-4]   8o A-K8 Lin2
    GB:   LeU(B)  

    Reset, same book, deletes 'Praise'.

    PR 24384

  • 4. — [title as 1593]
    Richard Yardley, Peter Short   1599
    13.5 x 19.0   8o A-K8 L in 2
    GB:   LeU(B)  

    Book appears to be reset from the 1593 edition.

    PR 24385.5

  • 5. — [title as 1580]
    Robert Waldegrave   1599
    14.5 x 18.5   [1-2] 3-161 [162-4]   8o
    GB:   LeU(B)  

    Almost identical edition to the following 1604 edition.

    PR 24386

  • 6. — [title as 1580]
    1604
    14.5 x 19.5   [1-2] 3-161 [162-4]   8o A-K8 Lin2
    GB:   LeU(B)  

    This edition adds 'another epistle', and an Epistle to Reader. 'Praise' is reinserted.
    Tables for both parts are at the end, husbandry on L1v-L2, huswifrfy on L2v.

    PR 24387