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1 September 2008
Hungers Prevention: Or, The Whole Art of Fowling by Water and Land. London: for Francis Grove, and are to be sold by Martha Harrison, 1655. Small 8°, woodcut frontispiece, woodcuts in text (washed, some residual soiling to quire R, a few shoulder notes slightly shaved, a few marginal tears, without final blank), modern old style calf, gilt edges. Provenance: purchased from Pickering and Chatto, 1948, for £12 (pencil note at rear).
Second edition. Apart from Countrey Contentments (1615), this was Markham's only book solely devoted to country sports, first published in 1621. Dealing with every aspect of fowling, it was entirely original and intended to benefit, not only those at home, but colonists in 'the blessed plantation of Virginia'. Poynter 25.2; Wing M657.
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