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The Farming and Memorandum Books of Henry Best of Elmswell, 1642

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This FIRST EDITION is in good condition with some signs of shelf wear. For example the dust jacket is slightly ripped on the back and there are a few thumb marks on the spine, where someone would be retrieving it off the shelf, (see photograph). The dust jacket is slightly faded. All the inside pages are clean.

In the early 1640s Henry Best, a gentleman farmer of Elmswell in the East Riding of Yorkshire, composed an account of his farming practices. The resulting Farming Book provides a unique account of seventeenth-century farming, of the marketing of agricultural produce, and of rural customs. The editor adds greatly to our knowledge of Henry Best, his family and estate in a substantial introduction, and much ancillary documentary evidence is provided in a series of appendices. The volume is rounded off by an extensive new glossary prepared by Peter McClure.

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Author(s):
Donald Woodward (Editor)
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
1984
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
350
Publisher:
British Academy
Title:
The Farming and Memorandum Books of Henry Best of Elmswell, 1642

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This FIRST EDITION is in good condition with some signs of shelf wear. For example the dust jacket is slightly ripped on the back and there are a few thumb marks on the spine, where someone would be retrieving it off the shelf, (see photograph). The dust jacket is slightly faded. All the inside pages are clean.

In the early 1640s Henry Best, a gentleman farmer of Elmswell in the East Riding of Yorkshire, composed an account of his farming practices. The resulting Farming Book provides a unique account of seventeenth-century farming, of the marketing of agricultural produce, and of rural customs. The editor adds greatly to our knowledge of Henry Best, his family and estate in a substantial introduction, and much ancillary documentary evidence is provided in a series of appendices. The volume is rounded off by an extensive new glossary prepared by Peter McClure.

Author(s):
Donald Woodward (Editor)
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
1984
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
350
Publisher:
British Academy
Title:
The Farming and Memorandum Books of Henry Best of Elmswell, 1642

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