London, South Kensington
1 September 2008
The Country Gentleman's Companion. London: for the author, by T. Tyre, 1753. 2 volumes, 12°, half titles (some browning and light spotting, stronger in a few gatherings in vol. II), green half morocco gilt by W. Roach, N.Y., top edges gilt (spines lightly sunfaded). Provenance: John Gerard Heckscher (bookplate).
FIRST EDITION and first use of a title that other writers were quick to adopt. Schwerdt calls the work "A treatise on country life by a gentleman of experience" but the author remains unidentified. Schwerdt I, p. 122. (2)
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