Surflet, Richard 16th Century

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Richard Surflet was a doctor who translated what has been termed "the most popular of the early gardening books translated into our language" (Rohde, 1924).

The title is as follows: Maison Rustique or The Countrey Farme: Compiled in the French tongue by Charles Stevens and John Liebault, Doctors of Physicke, and translated into English by Richard Surflet, Practitioner in Physicke, 1600.

This was the most important of the early French books dealing with agricultural subjects and gardening. It was so popular that it "went through" 30 editions.

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