The profitable arte of gardening, now the thirde time sett forth : to which is added much necessary matter, and a number of secretes, with the phisicke helpes belonging to eche hearbe, and that easily prepared : to this is annexed two proper treatises, the one entituled, The marueilous gouernement, propertie, and benefite of bees, with the rare secretes of the hony and waxe, and the other, The yeerely coniectures meete for husbandmen to know / Englished by Thomas Hyll, Londoner ; whereunto is newly added a treatise of the arte of graffing and planting of trees.

Hill, Thomas, approximately 1528-
At London : Printed by Robert Walde-graue, Anno 1586.
[8], 152, [8], 92 p. : ill. ; 19 cm (4to)

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Standardized Title:
Profitable art of gardening
y)n- rees hes. tede (3) 1586 (A)
Gardening -- Early works to 1800.
Botany, Medical -- Early works to 1800.
Bees -- Early works to 1800.
Weather -- Folklore -- Early works to 1800.
Place of Publication:
England London.
Signatures: A-V⁴ [2A]⁴ 2B-2N⁴ 2O².
"Numerous errors in pagination, particularly in part 1."--ESTC.
Woodcut title ornaments, illustrations, initials, factotum, head- and tail-pieces.
Woodcut initial "S" on leaf B1r printed upside down.
Type ornament head-pieces, tail-piece and factotum.
Printed marginalia.
"A profitable instuction of the perfite ordering of bees ... To which is annexed ... Certaine husbandly coniectures of dearth and plentie ... and other matters... By Thomas Hyll" has special dated title leaf and separate signatures and pagination.
"The section on grafting is an extract from the 'Chronicle' of Richard Arnold."--ESTC.
Local notes:
RBC copy has some early ms. underlines and marginal marks in text; early ms. notes on leaves M3r and T4v.
RBC copy presented to the Penn Libraries in 2017 by Julia B. Leisenring.
RBC copy has printed paper slip with bookseller's description of this copy laid in.
RBC copy bound in full calf; boards tooled in blind; 4 raised bands on spine; blind-tooled spine panels; gold-stamped brown leather spine label ("ARTE OF GARDENING HILL"); imprint date stamped in gold at foot of spine; all edges red.
RBC copy: left board partially detached from spine.
Penn Provenance:
Leisenring, Julia B. (donor) (RBC copy)
Penn Chronology:
Cited in:
ESTC S120728
STC (2nd ed.) 13495
Luborsky & Ingram. Engl. illustrated books, 1536-1603, 13495
Waldegrave, Robert, 1554-1604, printer.
STC Collection (University of Pennsylvania)