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The English Gardener; or, A Treatise on the Situation, Soil, Enclosing, and Laying-Out, of Kitchen Gardens; on the Making and Managing of Hot-beds and Green-Houses; and on the Propagation and cultivation of all sorts of Kitchen-Garden Plants, and of Fruit-Trees whether of the Garden or the Orchard

The English Gardener; or, A Treatise on the Situation, Soil, Enclosing, and Laying-Out, of Kitchen Gardens; on the Making and Managing of Hot-beds and Green-Houses; and on the Propagation and cultivation of all sorts of Kitchen-Garden Plants, and of Fruit-Trees whether of the Garden or the Orchard

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The English Gardener; or, A Treatise on the Situation, Soil, Enclosing, and Laying-Out, of Kitchen Gardens; on the Making and Managing of Hot-beds and Green-Houses; and on the Propagation and cultivation of all sorts of Kitchen-Garden Plants, and of Fruit-Trees whether of the Garden or the Orchard

by William Cobbett

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Illustrated; with a full-page fold-out garden plan. Modern pebbled brown cloth with gilt lettering on spine. London: Published by A. Cobbett, 1838.

An English pamphleteer, farmer and journalist, William Cobbett gained a reputation as a rabble rouser, famed for his political publications aimed at working class readers. He believed that reforming Parliament and abolishing the rotten boroughs would help to end the poverty of farm laborers, and he attacked the borough-mongers, sinecurists and "tax-eaters" relentlessly. He was also against the Corn Laws, a tax on imported grain and although he was not a Catholic, he became a fiery advocate of Catholic Emancipation in Britain. While supporting these more progressive policies, he was at the same time opposed to abolition. Through the seeming contradictions in Cobbett's life, his opposition to authority stayed constant.

Cobbett issued numerous volumes on agriculture, encouraging the cultivation of unique flora, such as a variety of maize he named "Cobbett's Corn" and the Black Locust Tree. He was also a supporter of the Swing Riots and the Breakers, farm laborers who rejected much of the industrialization of agriculture.

Title page stained, with ink signature at upper margin; mild toning through most leaves, some very small marginal wormholes, with some faint stains and occasional fox marks; o/w Very Nice.

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