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An Account of the Culture and Use of the Mangel Wurzel : Or Root of Scarcity by  abbe de; John Coakley Lettsom Commerell - Hardcover - 1787-01-01 - from SequiturBooks and Biblio.com

An Account of the Culture and Use of the Mangel Wurzel : Or Root of Scarcity

by Commerell, abbe de; John Coakley Lettsom

Condition: Very Good


Charles Dilly and J. Phillips, 1787-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. Octavo. xxxix, [1], 51 pp, hand-colored engraved frontis. Fine modern quarter leather over marbled boards by Bernard Middleton. Occasional marginal soiling and spotting, minor toning. Frontis cropped. Contemporary signature of Wm. Farquhar, M.D., on title; Kenneth Garth Huston bookplate. <br><br>Third edition of a translation by John Coakley Lettsom originally published the same year. Lettsom helped to introduce the mangel wurzel in Great Britain and actively promoted its cultivation. "He grew the seed himself and imported a large quantity, which he distributed to farmers and others in Britain as well as in Europe, America, and the West Indies" (ODNB). Henrey 556 (also II, 297-98); Fussell II, p. 130; Perkins 374 (2nd ed) Mangels were used extensively as fodder for livestock. They are mentioned frequently in George Orwell's Animal Farm.
  • Bookseller: SequiturBooks US (US)
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  • Title: An Account of the Culture and Use of the Mangel Wurzel : Or Root of Scarcity
  • Author: Commerell, abbe de; John Coakley Lettsom
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Charles Dilly and J. Phillips
  • Date published: 1787-01-01
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