A Practical Treatise on Cultivating Lucern Grass. Improved and Enlarged. And Some Hints relative to Burnet and Timothy Grasses. Most Humbly presented to The Honourable Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.
London: Printed for R. Davis, in Piccadilly, and T. Caslon, opposite Stationers-Hall. 1765. Sm. 8vo, 55pp, prelims. and last gathering browned, brown paper wrappers.
The author, a native of France, came to England to be gardener to Sir John Stapleton in Yorkshire. He soon moved south and farmed forty acres at Walham Green, close to where Earl’s Court now stands. Here he had a small vineyard, much admired by Peter Collinson who visited in 1765, and also cultivated grasses for cattle food, the subject of the present work, for which he was famous in his day. His brother was John Rocque, the cartographer.
Reference: ESTC T68828 Blanche Henrey 1276 & v.2 pp 609-11
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