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The English improver improved or The survey of husbandry surveyed : discovering the improueableness of all lands: some to be vnder a double and treble others vnder a five- or six fould. And many vnder a tenn fould, yea some vnder a twenty fould improuement. By Wa: Blith a lover of ingenuity. All clearly demonstrated from principles of reason, ingenuity, and late, but most real experiences; and held forth at an inconsiderable charge to the profits accrewing thereby, under six peeces of improvement. 1 By floating and watering such land as lieth capable thereof. 2 By draining fen, reducing bog, and regaining sea-lands. 3 By such enclosures as prevents depopulation, & advanceth all interests. 4 By tillage of some land lost for want of, and pasturing others destroyed with plowing. 5 By a discovery of all soyls and composts with their nature and use. 6 By doubling the growth of wood by a new plantation.

Author/Creator:
Blith, Walter, fl. 1649.
Publication:
London : Printed for John Wright, at the Kings-head in the Old-Bayley, 1652.
Format/Description:
Book
[54], 248, [2], 249-256, [2], 261-264, [1], 258-262, [14] p., [4] plates (2 folded) : ill. (woodcuts) ; 19 cm. (4°).
Edition:
The third impression much augmented. With an additional discovery of the severall tooles, and instruments in their forms and figures promised. With a second part; containing six nevver peeces of improvement ...
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Other Title:
English improver improved or the survey of husbandry surveyed
Survey of husbandry surveyed
Fingerprint:
toay urny p-en grmo (3) 1652 (A)
Subjects:
Agriculture -- England -- Early works to 1800.
Place of Publication:
England London.
Notes:
An expanded edition of "The English improver".
The title is on two leaves, the first engraved and containing the title through the authorship statement, the second printed with "All clearly ..." through imprint.
The words "1 By floating ... new plantation." are bracketed together on title page.
The engraved title page is signed with a crossed T, i.e. Thomas Cross.
Errata is on preliminary p. 54.
The page between 264 and 258 is numbered 752.
2L1-2 are cancelled by a single leaf signed "Ll".
With six final contents leaves.
The two non-folded "plates" are woodcuts.
Variant 1: a leaf of addenda with heading "Begin to read this leaf after Customer, .." inserted after 2G3. Variant 2: with added quire (2M)⁴, "An appendix, or postscript", inserted after quire 2M.
Local notes:
Culture Class Collection copy has variant 1: a leaf of addenda with heading " Begin to read this leaf after Customer, ..." inserted after 2G3.
Culture Class Collection copy has cancel Ll misbound after inserted Kk.The two cancellanda Ll1, Ll2 have been marked for removal with a slash but are present in their original locations.
Culture Class Collection copy has underlines, marginal marks, ms. corrections and directions concerning clovergrass.
Culture Class Collection copy has autograph of B ... Bourchier.
Penn Provenance:
Bourchier, B. (autograph) (Culture Class Collection copy)
Penn Chronology:
1652
Cited in:
Wing (2nd ed., 1994), B3195
Thomason, E.666[4]
ESTC, R206906
Contributor:
Cross, Thomas, fl. 1632-1682, engraver.
Culture Class Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
English Culture Class Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
OCLC:
84707170