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8 October 1999
WORLIDGE, John. Systema agriculturae, the mystery of husbandry discovered ... the third edition ... with one whole section added, [of fish, carp, trout and oyster ponds], London: printed for Tho. Dring, 1681. 2 (322 x 200mm.), engraved frontispiece by F. H. van Houe and one engraved plate (some browning to margins, a few pages loose), contemporary reversed calf (worn).
Chapter XII treats 'Of fowling and fishing'. 'There is not an exercise,' says the author, 'more pleasing and agreeable to a truly sober and ingenuous man, than this of angling; a moderate, innocent, salubrious and delightful exercise.' Wing W3600; W. & S. p. 204; Petit 1616.
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