Walter of Henley's Husbandry. Together with, An Anonymous Husbandry, Seneschaucie and Robert Grosseteste's Rules. With an Introduction by W. Cunningham, D.D., F.R. Hist. S.

London. Longmans, Green, and Co. 1890. 1890. Hardcover. sm4to, 25.3cm, xliv,171p., glossarial index, full maroon fine grain linen, gilt spine titles, spine slightly sunned, some wear at the edges, some neat annotating in pencil, a very good copy, Rare. (snds). - Four treatises written from the 12th to 13th centuries representing some of the earliest English secular agricultural writing. The text includes the original Anglicized Norman French with a parallel English translation by Elizabeth Lomand of the Royal Historical Society. Sir Walter of Henley (c.1200-1283) is believed to have been a bailiff (or monk) in charge of one of the manors connected with Canterbury Cathedral. His treatise deals with the system of estate management. The two anonymous writings deal with estate accounts and division of labour. Robert Grosseteste (1175-1253), Bishop of Lincoln, dealt with the production and consumption of crops and management of the household. Very Good. Item #22708

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