Essays on Husbandry. Essay 1. A General Introduction; shewing That Agriculture is the Basis and Support of all flourishing Communities;- the antient and present state of that useful Art... of the right Cultivation of our Colonies... Essay 11. An Account of some Experiments tending to improve the Culture of Luzerne by Transplantation...
London: Printed for W. Frederick in Bath. And sold by J. Hinton... W. Johnston... T. Field... et al. 1764. First Edition
8vo, xviii, , 213, , 232 pp, 5 engraved plates and numerous woodcut in the text, rough vellum recently rebacked, paper label on spine, sound but not elegant.
A valuable work, much praised in its day by such eminent men as Dr. Johnson and Lord Chesterfield. The first essay gives extensive information and advice on the plants and husbandry of North America as well as Great Britain and Europe; the second is a comprehensive treatise on lucerne grass, widely regarded as an important cattle fodder.
Reference: Kress 6188 Sabin 30651 Fussell: More Old English Farming Books pp 45-6
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