1781 The True Theory and Practice of Husbandry: Deduced from Philosophical Researches, and Experience.
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Folding Plates, Illustrated, Leather Binding, Very Scarce
A very scarce work, a reissue of the very scarce 1777 first edition, with a new title page and preface.
Illustrated with five copper-engraved plates, depicting agricultural machinery and mechanisms. Collated, complete.
Constructed to 'assist the husbandman in the choice and construction of every implement peculiar to his business', author Cuthbert Clarke's work discusses subjects ranging from book-keeping, 'the affinity between plants and animals', pruning, planting, and breeds of sheep.
The second section of the work discusses machinery and mechanics, discussing wheels, axes, and 'the pressure and impulse of fluids'.
ESTC Citation No. T145954
A fascinating account of late eighteenth century farming and agriculture practices.
In a full calf binding. Significant rubbing to joints and board perimeters. Front board tenderly held by one cord only. Rear hinge a touch strained, but firmly held. Internally, firmly bound. Pages age toned due to paper type, with scattered instances of light spotting and handling marks. With closed tears to all five folding plates, neatly restored to the reverse.
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