Observations on the Propagation and Management of Oak Trees in General; but more immediately applying to His Majesty’s New-Forest, in Hampshire, with a View to making that... Land more Productive of Timber, for the Use of the Navy: In a Letter Addressed to... John Earl of Chatham...
Southampton : Printed by T. Baker [c.1791]. First Edition
8vo, 42,  pp, small piece missing from upper margin of first two leaves and front wrapper, stab-stitched into contemporary (original?) grey paper wrappers. Good.
A proposal for the planting of oaks for ‘the wooden walls of England’ that would have grown to maturity just in time to be superseded by the ‘ironclads’. A Russian translation (by I. Amosof) was published in St. Petersburg in 1799.
Reference: Bradley Bibliography. v.4, p.504
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