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Elements of Agricultural Chemistry

in A couse of Lectures

For The Board of Agriculture;

Delivered Between 1802 and 1812

by Sir Humphry Davy

The Third Edition

1821 - London - Printed for Longmad, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown

9" by 5" - 415pp


 

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Interesting book in original publisher's boards with great foldout plates.

This is one of the most important books in scientific agriculture.

Davy (1778-1829), noted English chemist and president of the Royal Society, became professor of the Royal Institution in 1802. One of his first assignments was a course of lectures on the chemical principles of agriculture. The present work is a compilation of his lectures at the Board of Agriculture in London during a ten-year period. This work also contains an appendix entitled An account of the results of experiments on the produce and nutritive qualities of different grasses, and other plants, used as the food of animals. Based on the research of John, Duke of Bedford, the appendix was written by George Sinclair and edited by Davy.

CONDITION

The binding is generally firm although the title page is detached and the following pages, up to page 30, are holding loosely by one cord and may become detached in the post. Both boards are detached.  There is wear to the extremities particularly the spine which is splitting and has partial loss to the top.  Internally the book is generally clean and bright throughout apart from some spots, occasionally affecting the plates and some offsetting from the plates.  There is some cockling to some pages.

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