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THE FARMER'S MAGAZINE: A Periodical Work, Exclusively Devoted To Agriculture, And Rural Affairs: 1801.
Edinburgh: Printed By D.Willison For Archibald Constable, Edinburgh., 1802-25..
26 Volumes (consisting of 104 Issues; all published). 8vo. 55 engraved plates (12 folding incl. 2 hand-coloured botanicals; apparently lacking plates). 4 folding tables. numerous text illus. 19th century half calf over plain paper sides (not quite uniform, Vol. XVI with marbled paper sides, several joints cracked). Fourth Edition of Vols. I-II, Third Edition of Vol. III, First Editions of Vols. IV-XXVI. Including book reviews and articles ranging from emigration to Upper Canada (extracted from Howison), tithes, the corn trade and corn laws of Great Britain, income and taxation, causes and remedies of agricultural distress, &c.
$4485 USD                          Book Number: AETHE FA2                         Order / Enquire




THE FARMER'S MAGAZINE: A Periodical Work, Exclusively Devoted To Agriculture, And Rural Affairs: For 1800 [.1805].
Edinburgh: Printed By John Moir For Arch.Constable, Cross., 1801-05..
Volumes I-VI. 8vo. 2 engraved portraits (incl. frontis. in Vol. III), 1 engraved plate, 4 engraved plans, & 2 text illus. 2 folding tables. contemporary sprinkled calf (worn & rubbed, 6 covers detached, spine labels chipped or wanting, small plain paper label, on front covers, institutional bookplate & small rubberstamp on titles, outer blank margin of last leaf in Vol. I defective, outer margin of 1 folding table tatty, occasional dampstaining in Vols. III-IV - mainly confined to margins). Second Edition of Vols. I-II; First Editions of Vols. III-VI. A further twenty volumes were published.
$615 USD                          Book Number: AETHE FA16                         Order / Enquire



BAYLDON, [J.S.].
Bayldon's Art Of Valuing Rents And Tillages, And The Tenant's Right On Entering And Quitting Farms, Explained By Several Specimens Of Valuations, And Remarks On The Cultivation Pursued On Soils In Different Situations.Sixth Edition, Corrected And Revise
London: Printed For Longman, Brown, Green, And Longmans, 1844..
8vo. pp. viii, 336 + 32 pages of ads. engraved partially coloured frontis. plan. original blind & gilt-stamped cloth (covers spotted & bit frayed, scattered pencil scoring). Sixth Edition, Enlarged & Corrected. Goldsmiths' 33625. cfKress C.2010. cfSweet & Maxwell II 23.
$173 USD                          Book Number: AYLylBAY7                         Order / Enquire



COBBETT, William [1762-1835].
Cottage Economy: Containing Information relative to the brewing of Beer, making of Bread, keeping of Cows, Pigs, Bees, Ewes, Goats, Poulty, and Rabbits.Instructions relative to the selecting, the cutting and the bleaching of the Plants of English Grass
London: William Cobbett, 1831..
12mo. unpaginated. [pp. c200]. 12pp. of ads bound in at end. original quarter cloth (spine label chipped, upper cover stained, light foxing to endpapers, internally fine). Pearl 115n. Goldsmiths' 26703. cfKress C.839.
$205 USD                          Book Number: ABBttCOB39                         Order / Enquire



[HARTE, Walter] [1709-1774].
Essays On Husbandry. Essay I. A General Introduction; Shewing That Agriculture is the Basis and Support of all flourishing Communities.Essay II. An Account of some Experiments tending to improve the Culture of Lucerne by Transplantation.
London: Printed for W.Frederick in Bath, and sold by J.Hinton, W.Johnston, T.Field. 1764..
2 Parts in 1. 8vo. pp. xviii, [2 leaves], 213; 232. 5 engraved plates by W.Hibbart after drawings by himself, Du Pratz, & Richéli. numerous woodcut text illus. later tree calf, rebacked & recornered preserving spine label. First Edition. Harte's Essays cover all aspects of farming and agriculture and display a broad knowledge of the literature on the subject, both contemporary and classical, English and foreign. There is extensive discussion of trade and commerce, and of improvements to be made in cultivation in the North American colonies, particularly in England's new colonial acquisitions of Canada and Florida. The whole of the second part is devoted to the cultivation of lucerne by transplantation. Both the man and his work were warmly admired by Samuel Johnson and Lord Chesterfield, as well as by Arthur Young, who remarked of him that "His conversation on the subject of husbandry is as full of experience and as truly solid as his genuine and active humour, extensive knowledge of mankind and admirable philanthropy are pleasing and instructive". (see Fussell & DNB) Fussell, More Old English Farming Books, pp. 45-46. Goldsmiths' 9959. Higgs 3121. Hunt 608. Kress 6188. McDonald p. 212. Rothamsted p. 68. Sabin 30651. cfTPL 6529.
$1099 USD                          Book Number: AARsa[HA69                         Order / Enquire



LATHROP, Leonard E.
The Farmer's Library, Or Essays Designed To Encourage The Pursuits And Promote The Science Of Agriculture.
Rutland [Vt.]: Printed By William Fay, 1825..
12mo. pp. xii, [13]-215, [1]postscript. contemporary marbled calf (front cover detached). First Edition. Including separate sections on the cultivation of crops such as rye and Indian corn, on the rearing of livestock, and on making and improving cider.
$179 USD                          Book Number: ATHeLATH25                         Order / Enquire



[LIGER, Louis, sieur d'Auxerre] [1658-1717]; BASTIEN, J[ean] F[ran ois] [1747-1824] (Editor).
La Nouvelle Maison Rustique, Ou Économie Rurale, Pratique Et Générale De Tous Les Biens De Campagne. Nouvelle Édition, entièrement refondue, considérablement augmentée, et mise en ordre.
Paris: Deterville & Desray, An VI - 1798.
3 Volumes. 4to. pp. 2 p.l., xvi, 889; 2 p.l., v, [1], 899; 2 p.l., xii, 1006. with half-titles. 60 engraved plates (29 folding). contemporary mottled sheep, gilt backs (covers abraded & stained in spots, scattered light foxing & browning). First Bastien Edition, entirely revised and enlarged, of this rural and domestic encyclopedia. The work has its origins in Charles Estienne's Praedium Rusticum (1554), the French version of which was edited and seen through the press by Jean Liébault in 1564 under the title L'Agriculture et Maison Rustique. Numerous editions, revisions, and updates followed, with French horticulturalist Louis Liger's two-volume modernized version, Oeconomie Générale de la Compagne, ou Nouvelle Maison Rustique, first appearing in 1700. Bastien has here completely revised and rearranged the text, and made copious additions in terms of both text and illustrations. The work includes sections on buildings and provisions, agriculture, husbandry, silk worm culture, bee-keeping, diseases of plants and animals, gardening, viticulture, hunting, fishing, distillation, apothecary medicine, and cookery. Illustrating the text are sixty engraved plates of domestic animals, plants and trees, honey and silk production, field cultivation, wine presses, fishing nets, animal traps, farming instruments, &c. Bitting 287. Brunet III 1075. Graesse IV 209. Vicaire 521. cfSimon 958. See Hunt 600.
$1794 USD    Book Number: EIGN[LIG81         Order / Enquire




MECHI, [John Joseph] [1802-1880].
Profitable Farming. Mr. Mechi's Latest Agricultural Sayings And Doings: With Balance Sheets From June 1867 (The Date Of His Last Publication), To April 1869.
London & New York: George Routledge & Sons, 1869..
8vo. pp. xii, 132. with half-title & tipped-in errata. original cloth (spine faded & frayed at ends, library bookplate & label on lower spine). First Edition. One of a number of works based on the author's twenty-five years of practical experience at Tiptree Heath, one of the least productive districts in Essex. His great success was due to his introduction of deep drainage and application of steam power.
$150 USD                          Book Number: elala4559                         Order / Enquire



STEUART, Sir Henry [1759-1836].
The Planter's Guide. A Practical Essay On The Best Method Of Giving Immediate Effect To Wood By The Transplanting Of Large Trees And Underwood.
Edinburgh & London: William Blackwood & Sons, 1848..
8vo. pp. xlviii, 518, [2]ads. 7 engraved plates (incl. frontis. portrait of the author). A nice copy in original blind & gilt-stamped cloth (spine sunned, light foxing to plate margins & neighbouring leaves). Inscribed on behalf of the author's daughter on half-title. Third Edition. With a memoir of the Author, and his last additions and improvements. Steuart developed a particular method for transporting and transplanting large ornamental trees, which was used successfully throughout Great Britain although it proved to be impractical in America because of the climate. Sir Walter Scott enthusiastically reviewed the present work in the Quarterly when it was first published in 1828, and noted in his journal: "Sir Henry is a sad coxcomb, and lifted beyond the solid earth by the effect of his book's success. But the book well deserves it." cfRaphael, An Oak Spring Sylva, 44.
$450 USD                          Book Number: elala384                         Order / Enquire



[YOUNG, Arthur] [1741-1820].
General View Of The Agriculture Of Hertfordshire; Drawn Up For The Consideration Of The Board Of Agriculture, And Internal Improvement. By The Secretary To The Board.
London: Printed For Richard Phillips; Sold By Faulder & Son., 1804..
8vo. pp. xix, 236, 2(ads), [blank leaf], 16(ads). with half-title. folding hand-coloured engraved map (frontis.) & 9 engraved plates (2 folding). modern half calf (some light foxing to title & plates, marginal dampstaining to last 2 leaves of ads, Young's name printed in ink on title). First Edition, variant issue. One of the 'county surveys' compiled by Young following his appointment as secretary in 1793 to Pitt's newly created Board of Agriculture. One of the most prolific of England's agricultural writers, Young produced a staggering sum of some two hundred and fifty volumes. He pioneered the application of statistical method to the study of all phases of agricultural production and costs of production, gathering the information for his investigations and gaining first-hand experience through extensive tours conducted in England, Ireland and France. The scientific reform introduced by Young vastly improved British agriculture, and exerted considerable influence far beyond the country's borders. Fussell p. 163. Goldsmiths' 18839. Kress B.4875. Palgrave III p. 687. 22.
$519 USD                          Book Number: AOUne[YO94                         Order / Enquire



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