has recently come to my notice a 26-page pamphlet by Adam Shewring, entitled The Plain-dealing Poulterer, and published in London in 1699. The author in his preface states that he has " thought it good after my many years experience, and knowledge gotten in Poultery, to impart my knowledge for the good of others; . . . in regard Poultery for Goodness and Badness is unknown to many, I leave it with ...

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