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Surflet, Practitioner in Physicke. Now newly reviewed, corrected, and augmented, with divers large Additions, out of the Works of Serres his Agriculture, Vinet his Maison Champestre, French. Aleyteris in Spanish, Grilli in Italian; and other Authors. And the Husbandrie of of France, Italie, and Spaine, reconciled and made to agree with ours here in England. By Gervase Markham. London. Printed by Adam Islip, for John Bill. 1616.” Folio.
2. “ THE WHOLE ART OF HUSBAN DRY, contained in Four Bookes, by Captaine Gervase Markham. London, 1631. 4o.” Black. letter.
3. “ THE ENGLISH HUSBANDMAN, drawne into two Bookes, and each Booke into two parts. Newlie reviewed, corrected, and inlarged, by the first Author, G. M. London. Printed for William Sheares, and are to be sold at his Shops in Britainses Bursse, and neere York-house. 1635." 4o.
4. “MARKHAM's MASTER-PIECE REVIVED: containing all Knowledge belonging to the Smith, Farrier, or Horse-leach, touching the curing all Diseases in Horses, &c. With The Countryman's Care for his other Cattle, &c. and The Compleat Jockey. London.
London. 1683. 4° 5. “ CAVELARICE, or the English Horseman; contayning all the Arte of Horse-manship, as much as is necessary for any man to vnderstand, whether he be Horse-breeder, Horse-ryder, 1
Horse-hưnter, Horse-funner, Horse -ambler, Horse-farrier, Horse-keeper, Coachman, Smith, or "SadlerTogether with the Discovery of the subtill Trade br Mistery of Hörse-coursérs, & ani Explanatio of the Excellency of a Horses understāding, or how to teach them to doe Trickes like Bankes his Curtall: and that Horses may
be made to drawe drie-foot like à Hound. Secrets before vnpublished, & now carefully set down for the Profit of this whole Nation; by Gervase Markhan. No date. 4. but the title of the Second booke has, “ London. Printed for Edward White, and are to be solde at his Shop, neare the little North Doure of Saint Paules Church, at the signe of the Gun. 1607."
6. “ THE GOVERNMENT OF CATTLE AND HORSES, &c, by Leonard Mascal. London 1620." 4°. Black letter.
7. “ A New ORCHARD AND GARDEN, by Wm. Lawson. 4°. London. 1648.”
8. “ A TREATISE OF FRUIT-TREES, by Ra. Austen. Oxford. 1657." 4o. Above half this volume is employed in showing the spiritual uses of an Orchard or Garden of Fruit Trees. It has Dr. John Owen's Imprimatur, dated Aug. 2, 1656.
After giving 100 observations, he concludes. “ I have many more in my nursery; but most are yet in the seede, or bud, which when they are growen up and enlarged z 4
(as these) into a body and branches, I shall (if the Lord please) communicate them also."
I fear I may have tired the reader's patience, and will therefore say no more, than that at the end of Weston's Tracts on Agriculture and Gardening, 2d edition. 8o. 1773, is a Catalogue of all the English Writers on that subject and it's connections.
3. THERE are few' rarer Tracts in English Literature than this, of which, I believe, no more than two copies are known. It exhibits an ex: traordinary example of the increase of the price of books.:: :! VID ...","subcu CREAt the sale of Mr. West's books a copy sold for eighteen shillings 'andv six-pence; cat Mr. Woodhouse's sale, in December 1803, a copy was purchased for the Duke of Roxburgh at the enormous price of sixteen guineas.c
The curiosity of the Tract itself, added to its extreme' rarity, seems to justify my giving an extract.
. 101 The title is as follows: « THE LATE EXPEDICION IN SCOTLANDE,
Made by the Kinges Arty under the Conduit of the Ryght Honorable the Erlel of Hertforde, the Yere of oure Lorde God. 118
Cum privilegio ad imprimendum solum.”
" The late Expedition in Scotlande sent to the Ryght Honorable Lorde Russel Lorde Privia b.io
Seale, from the Kynges armye there, by a frende of hys.
After long sojornynge (my verie good Lorde) of the Kynges Majesties armye at Newcastell for lacke of commodious windes, which longe hath ben at North Easte, and Easte North Easte: moche to our greife, as your Lordshyppe, I doubte not, knoweth. The same as God wolde who doth all thynges for ye best, the fyrst of Maye the xxxvi Yeare of his Majestyes mobste prosperous raigne vered into the South, and South South Weste, so apte and propice for our jorney, beying of every inan so mochi desyred, that it was no nede to haste them forwardes.
To be briefe, suche diligence was used that in two tydes the hole flete beinge two hundreth sayles at the least, was out of the haven of Tynmouth towardes our Enterprice.
The thyrde day, after we arryved in yo Frith, a notable ryvér in Scotlande, havyng thentry betwene two Islandes called the Basse and the Maye. The same daye we landed dyvers of our botes at a towne named S. Mynettes, on the Northe side of the Frith, whiche we brente and broughte from thense dyvers greate botes that served us after to good pourpose for our landynge.
That nyghte thole flete came to an anker únder ye Island called Inchekythe 'thre myles from the haven of Lyth. The place where we