London: T. East for Thomas Wright, 1592.
Later (?8th) edition, first published in 1569. Full-page woodcut illustration of gardening tools, 6 small woodcut text illustrations (one repeat). LACKING TITLE-PAGE and final blank. title supplied in manuscript in early hand on A2. 4to. Modern tan cloth. First leaf of the Epistle (A2) badly soiled, frayed and damaged, costing a few letters at outer margin, A3-4 soiled and worn, rest of textblock dog-eared, worn and dampstained, worming at gutter of quires H-I ESTC S103380; Henrey 20; Hunt 166. Provenance: Robert S Pirie (bookplate laid in, the gift of Major Ian Grahame). Item #305106
Leonard Mascall was an English author and translator who became a clerk in the household of Matthew Parker, archibishop of Canterbury. He died in 1589, and is credited with several works on household management, gardening, animal husbandry, and agriculture.
This is an early edition of this oft-reprinted gardening manual. The text is largely a translation taken from David Brossard's L'art et manière de semer et de faire Pépinières de sauvageaux (Paris, 1552).
ESTC identifies 8 English editions from the first translation of 1569 to this 1592 edition.
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