The Whole Art of Husbandry Contained in Foure Bookes.
Translated by Barnaby Googe esquire. And now renewed, corrected, enlarged, and adorned with all the experiments and practices of our English nation, which were wanting in the former editions by Captaine Garvase Markham. London: Printed by T. C. for Richard More, 1631. Written in dialogue form. Translation of: Rei rusticae libri quatuor. First published in 1577 under title: Foure Bookes of Husbandry. Page numbers 61-64 and 103-104 repeated. Title within ornamental border; headpieces. References: STC 13202. "Olde English rules, for purchasing land": p. . Contents (from t.p.): I. Of the farme or manssion house, offices and accommodations of earable gound [sic], pasture and medowe; II. Of gardens, orchards, and woods; III. Of breeding, feeding and curing of all manner of cattell; IIII. Of poultrie, fowle, fish, and bees, with the whole art (according to these last times) of breeding and dyeting the fighting cock, and the art of angling. Index missing.
This work is a later edition, which has been expanded and updated to
include information on the "fighting cock and the art of angling."
? This work is a later edition, which has been expanded and
updated to include information on the "fighting cock and the art of angling."
The author has maintained the basic format of the earlier version (See
PAT-51), but has eliminated the listing of sources, and has changed the
participants in the various conversations so that book one is a dialogue
between Rigo and Cono on Earable-ground and Tillage. Book two is
a conversation now between just three participants, Thrasybulus, Marius,
and Julia, on the subject of Gardens, Orchards, and Woods. Hipoconus,
Euphorbus, Hedio, and Eumaeus remain as the
participants in the third book's conversation on the Feeding, Breeding, and Curing of Cattell. Finally, book four becomes simply a dialogue between Pullarius and Mellisseus on the subject of Poultrie, Fowle, Fish, and Bees. The author has indicated any new additions to this edition with symbols in the marginal notes, making it easy for a continuing reader to discover the new information.