|Author:||Plattes, Gabriel, fl. 1638-1640.|
|Title:||A discovery of infinite treasure, hidden since the vvorlds beginning VVhereunto all men, of what degree soever, are friendly invited to be sharers with the discoverer, G.P.|
|Publication info:||Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan, Digital Library Production Service
2011 December (TCP phase 2)
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A discovery of infinite treasure, hidden since the vvorlds beginning VVhereunto all men, of what degree soever, are friendly invited to be sharers with the discoverer, G.P.
Plattes, Gabriel, fl. 1638-1640.
London: Printed by I[ohn] L[egat] and are to be sold by George Hutton, within the Turn-stile in Holborne, 1639.
|Alternate titles:||Discovery of infinite treasure, hidden since the worlds beginning Discovery of hidden treasure. Discovery of infinite treasure, hidden since the worlds beginning.|
Dedication signed: Gabriel Plattes.
Printer's name from STC.
The title page is a cancel; first Biblical quotation cited as "Prov. 13. ver. 11.". Variant: title page is cancellandum, with "vers." in the citation.
The first leaf is blank.
Running title reads: A discovery of hidden treasure.
With a final errata leaf (lacking in most copies with the original title page).
Identified as STC 19999 on UMI microfilm reel 1608.
Reproductions of the originals in the Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery and the British Library.
Appears at reel 857 (Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery copy) and at reel 1608 (British Library copy).
Agriculture -- Early works to 1800.
TO HIS VVORTHY FRIEND MASTER VVILLIAM ENGLEBERT ESQVIRE, HEALTH and Happinesse.
A DISCOVERIE OF INFINITE TREA∣sure hidden since the worlds begin∣ning, whereunto all men, of what de∣gree soever, are friendly invited to be sharers with the Discourser G. P.
CHAP. I. Wherein is manifestly shewed the nature of the subject which we are to worke upon, viz. the terrestriall Globe consisting of earth and water: the situation of it, and the second causes of its stabilitie.
CHAP. II. Wherein is plainely shewed how workemen may be provided for the accomplishing of the en∣terprise.
CHAP. III. Wherein is manifestly shewed, how tooles and instruments may be provided the most com∣modious way for the worke.
CHAP. IIII. Wherein is shewed how food, and maintenance for the workmen may be provided, by the industry of the said workmen.
CHAP. V. Wherein is shewed that the common way in Husbandrie at this time used, will produce in length of time, nothing but povertie, and beggerie.
CHAP. VI. Wherein is shewed that the new inventions and improvements contained in this Booke, will produce maintenance for all, though they shall grow never so numerous; whereby the Frontispice of this Booke is cleared from imposture, in that it proclaimeth the treasure to be infinite.
CHAP. VII. Wherein is declared the manner how to make barren land fertile▪ and that as the people increase, so by their industry their food may increase, even as twenty Hives of Bees being all industrious do live as well, as if there were but one in the same garden.
CHAP. VIII. Wherein is shewed, how to prevent the blasting of Corne, and that the cause thereof doth not come through thunder and lightning, ac∣cording to the common opinion, but through the deficiencie of the Husbandmens know∣ledge.
CHAP. IX. Wherein is manifestly shewed the cause of the mildew, with the preventions and cures.
CHAP. X. Wherein is manifestly shewed the cause of the rotting of Sheepe, with the preventi∣on and cure.
CHAP. XI. Wherein is shewed, that in these Ages, Inven∣tions to save the number of mens workes, are not profitable to a Common-wealth overcharged with people, but rather the contrary.
CHAP. XII. As for the Objections against any thing con∣tained in this Booke, to free my selfe from all partialitie toward my owne side, I have here set them downe all punctually as they have bin objected by severall Husbandmen, and others, in sundry conferences.