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Gervase Markham: Cheap and Good Husbandry, 1648

7 books bound into one volume dated 1648:

  • Cheap and Good Husbandry
  • Country Contentments
  • The English Housewife
  • Inrichment of Kent
  • Farewell to Husbandry
  • A New Orchard and Garden
  • The Country Housewifes Garden

This was a very damaged book. The boards were beyond repair. Numerous paper repairs were needed.   The books were re-sewn onto single raised cords and covered with tan calf leather.  The original boards and various other items were kept together in a separate envelope and the rebound book was housed together with the envelope in a slip case.



Cheap and Good Husbandry:  original board.


Cheap and Good Husbandry: disbound pages.


Cheap and Good Husbandry: pages separated into separate books.


Cheap and Good Husbandry: repaired sections re-sewn onto single raised cords.


Cheap and Good Husbandry: marbled front pastedown and flyleaf (lower photo), matching marble paper slipcase (upper photo).

Cheap and Good Husbandry: rebound book and envelope containing original boards – housed together in a separated slipcase.


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