Markham, Gervase

A way to get wealth

Containing six principall vocations, or callings, in which every good husband, or house-wife may lawfully imploy themselves. As, I. the natures, ordering, curing, breeding, choyce, use, and feeding, of all sorts of cattell, and fowle, fit for the service of man, as also the riding & dieting horses, either for war or pleasure, 2. the knowledge, use, and laudable practice of all the recreations meet for a gentleman, 3. the office of a house-wife, in physick, chyryrgery, extraction of oyles, banquets, cookery, ordering of feasts, preserving of wine, conceited secrets, distillations, perfumes, ordering of wooll, hemp, flax, dying, use of dayries, malting, brewing, baking, and the profit of oates, 4. the enrichment of the weald in Kent, 5. the husbanding, & enriching of all sorts of barren grounds, making them equall with the most fruitfull, with the preservation of swine, and a computation of men, and cattels labours, &c., 6. the making of orchards, planting and grafting, the office of gardening, and the ornaments, with the best husbanding of bees
The first five books gathered by G.M., the last by Master W.L. for the benefit of Great Britaine
The eighth time corrected, and augmented by the authour.