A New and Complete System of Practical Husbandry; Containing All…

A New and Complete System of Practical Husbandry; Containing All that Experience has proved to be the most useful in Farming, Either in the Old or New Method; With a Comparative View of Both; And whatever is beneficial to the Husbandman, or conducive to the Ornament and Improvement of the Country Gentleman’s Estate by MILLS, John F.R.S. (d. 1784?) < >
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“...the earliest complete treatise on all branches of agriculture”

A New and Complete System of Practical Husbandry; Containing All that Experience has proved to be the most useful in Farming, Either in the Old or New Method; With a Comparative View of Both; And whatever is beneficial to the Husbandman, or conducive to the Ornament and Improvement of the Country Gentleman’s Estate

London : Baldwin, Johnston (et al), or For the Author... 1762-5. First Edition
5 vols, 8vo, [v.1] eng. front., 1f, xxii pp, pps 3-483 + 8 fold. plates, [v.2] 1f, xv, [1], 437 pp + fold. table and 7 fold. plates (Directions to Binder call for 6 only), [v.3] 1f, xiipp, pps 3-467, [1] p, [v.4] 1f, xiipp, pps 3-465, [1] p, [v.5] 1f, xiv (misnumbered “v”), 342, xcviii pp, title printed in red and black, contemporary calf, double fillet borders in gilt, mor. labels, some joints cracked but cords sound, abraided hole to spine of vol.1, slight wear to some heads, a good set. Book-label of “J.S. Harrison. Brandsburton Hall”
J.G. Alger, writing in the D.N.B. regards this as the authors chief work, stating that “It was the earliest complete treatise on all branches of agriculture, and contains the first mention of the potato as grown in fields”. In 1766 Mills was elected F.R.S.
Reference: Fussell : More O.E. Farming Books. pp 47-50

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