Markham, Gervase

A way to get wealth

Containing six principall vocations, or callings, in which every good husband or hus-wife, may lawfully imploy themselves. As 1. The natures, ordering, curing, breeding, choice, use, and feeding of all sortes of cattell, and fowle, fit for the service of man: as also the riding and dieting of 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, chyrurgery, extraction, oyles, banquets, cookery, ordering of feasts, preserving of wine, conceited secrets, distillations, perfumes, ordering of wooll, hempe, flax, dying, use of dayries, malting, brewing, baking, and the profit of oates. 4. The enrichment of the weald in kent. 5. The husbanding and 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 cattles labours, &c. 6. The making of orchards, planting and grafting, the office of gardening and the ornaments, with the best husbandring of bees
The first five bookes gathered by G.M. The last by Master W.L. for the benefit of Great Brittaine
The ninth time corrected and augmented by the authour