1760 A Treatise of Husbandry on the Improvement of Dry and Barren Lands
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First Edition, Illustrated, Leather Binding, Rebound, Very Scarce
Illustrated with an engraved plate to the rear. The blank part of the folding plate has been excised, not affecting the illustration. Collated, complete.
Author Thomas Hitt in this work explains that uncultivated land in England could be put to better use if producing corn crops. Arranged in three parts, he explains the advantages of converting uncultivated regions into pasture and tillage, methods of fencing off fields and of tilling and manuring land cheaply, and how to prepare land for crops.
Hitt spent the majority of his life as chief gardener at the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire homes of the Duke of Rutland.
With the stamp of the Lawes Agricultural Trust to the front pastedown.
ESTC Citation No. T51627. Leaf A8 contains errata on recto and publisher's advertisement to verso.
A smart copy of a very scarce work.
Rebound in half calf, with cloth covered boards and endpapers renewed. Light rubbing to back strip - most concentrated to head and tail - and board perimeters, otherwise externally excellent. Stamp to front pastedown. Internally, firmly bound. Significant spotting to title page, with further instances of light spotting throughout.
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