11 leaves (lacking the final blank but with the first leaf, blank but for woodcut royal arms on verso). Small 4to, early 19th-cent. half-calf & drab boards (upper joint a little cracked), spine lettered in gilt. London: A. Mathewes, 1634.
First edition of an extremely rare anonymous work on improved fertilizers. “The book deals mainly with steeping seed in mixtures of rape-seed oil and other things and with burnt lime. These mixtures are to be formed in different proportions, and there are alternative constituents. The results promised are, not to overstate it, very advantageous.”–Fussell, I, p. 32.
Nice copy. Stamp of the Lawes Agricultural Trust on front paste-down.
Item ID: 6536