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THE HORSE HOEING HUSBANDRY: Or, a Treatise on the Principles of Tillage and Vegetation. Wherein is taught a Method of Introducing a Sort of Vineyard Culture Into the Corn-Fields, in order to increase their Product and diminish the Common Expense.
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THE HORSE HOEING HUSBANDRY: Or, a Treatise on the Principles of Tillage and Vegetation. Wherein is taught a Method of Introducing a Sort of Vineyard Culture Into the Corn-Fields, in order to increase their Product and diminish the Common Expense.

By Tull, Jethro; William Cobbett (introduction)

London: Printed for John M. Cobbett, 1822. 1st Cobbett ed.; pp. xix, [1], 332; single engraved plate. Contemporary half tan calf with black title label to the spine; very good and strong, a little general wear and rubbing, discreet repair to the front joint, top front corner painful. Contents good and tight, a little scattered foxing to early and last pages, pencil annotation/index to the front blank, old blemishes/stains to pages 3, 9 & 10. A very good copy. Tull's work originally privately printed in 1731. Cobbett writes about Tull's importance to agriculture in his introduction.. First Edition Thus. Half Leather. Very Good. 8vo. Book.

$202.35

THE DAIRY FARMER'S VETERINARY BOOK A Complete Guide to the Farm Treatment and Control of Cow Diseases
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THE DAIRY FARMER'S VETERINARY BOOK A Complete Guide to the Farm Treatment and Control of Cow Diseases

By Barron, Norman

Dairy Famer (Books) Ltd, 1950. 188 pages; colour fold out diagram of a cow and numerous b/w illustrations and photos. Original hardback binding, very good with a little general wear. Contents clean and tight, unmarked, no inscriptions. A very good copy.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. 8vo.

$13.49

THE COMPLETE FARMER; OR GENERAL DICTIONARY OF AGRICULTURE AND HUSBANDRY.  (vol. II only)
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THE COMPLETE FARMER; OR GENERAL DICTIONARY OF AGRICULTURE AND HUSBANDRY. (vol. II only)

By Not Given

London: R. Baldwin, 1807. The fifth edition wholly re-written and enlarged. Vol. II only; "IMP" to "Z". A substantial tome with hundreds of pages and about 40 copper engraved plates (numbered 1 -44) depicting, buildings, farm machinery, livestock etc. Binding worn; both board detached, first few pages detached with the front board. Contents generally clean and crisp, the last few pages are torn and somewhat creased, but there does not appear to be any loss. A candidate for rebinding or for the plates. Please note this is a very heavy volume and a small postal surcharge may apply.. Fifth Edition. Full Leather. Fair. 4to (22 x 28cm).

$51.26

MARKET GARDEN CROPS ON SMALL HOLDINGS (Guides to Smallholders no. 10. Issued for the Information of Service Men Intending to Settle on the Land.)
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MARKET GARDEN CROPS ON SMALL HOLDINGS (Guides to Smallholders no. 10. Issued for the Information of Service Men Intending to Settle on the Land.)

By Board of Agriculture & Fisheries

London: Board of Agriculture & Fisheries, 1919. Stapled booklet; 40 pages with printed card covers; small landscape format: 100mm x 140mm. Very good with a little light wear only. Contents clean - no inscriptions. A very good copy. Rare.. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good. 12mo.

$16.19

POTATO GROWING ON SMALL HOLDINGS (Guides to Smallholders no. 9. Issued for the Information of Service Men Intending to Settle on the Land.)
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POTATO GROWING ON SMALL HOLDINGS (Guides to Smallholders no. 9. Issued for the Information of Service Men Intending to Settle on the Land.)

By Board of Agriculture & Fisheries

London: Board of Agriculture & Fisheries, 1919. Stapled booklet; 32 pages with printed card covers; small landscape format: 100mm x 140mm. Very good with a little light wear, rear cover and last page with some creases. Contents clean - no inscriptions. A very good copy.. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good. 12mo.

$16.19

FRUIT GROWING ON SMALL HOLDINGS IN ENGLAND AND WALES (Guides to Smallholders no. 7. Issued for the Information of Service Men Intending to Settle on the Land.)
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FRUIT GROWING ON SMALL HOLDINGS IN ENGLAND AND WALES (Guides to Smallholders no. 7. Issued for the Information of Service Men Intending to Settle on the Land.)

By Board of Agriculture & Fisheries

London: Board of Agriculture & Fisheries, 1919. Stapled booklet; 32 pages with printed card covers; small landscape format: 100mm x 140mm. Very good with a little light wear only. Contents clean - no inscriptions. A very good copy. Rare.. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good. 12mo.

$16.19

THE FLOATING IDEAS OF NATURE, SUITED TO THE PHILOSOPHER, FARMER, and MECHANIC... [complete in two volumes]
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THE FLOATING IDEAS OF NATURE, SUITED TO THE PHILOSOPHER, FARMER, and MECHANIC... [complete in two volumes]

By Varlo, C.

London: Printed for the Author, 1796. pp. vol. I: [4], [ix]-xvi, 17-318, [2- index,] [2- blank]; voll. II: 108, *109 - *134, 109-290, [325]-332, 291-296. Folding table frontispiece to volume I. The pagination is somewhat erratic, but all seems to be present, there is stub to the preliminaries of vol. I but this is from the folding table. Collation as follows vol. I Title, Advertisment leaf, Preface, Introduction, main text, Index; vol. II; Title page, Preface, Appendix, List of subscribers. Full, conteporary bindings of tree sheep, gilt decoration to the spines. Bindings worn to the spine with much of the covering leather chipped off, the boards remain firmly attached, but ideally need to be rebacked. All edges dyed yellow. Contents clean and tight, paper clean and crisp. A good/;very good set. All of Varlo's self- published works are scarce, but this title is particularly scarce - the list of subscribers listing only around 225 names. It is a later issue with some new material but, essentially as preceding editions: - "The Essence of Agriculture" in 1786 and "Nature Displayed" in 1793. Varlo went to America in 1784, expecting, apparently, to be acknowledged as governor of the province of New Jersey, through a grant from Charles I to Sir Edmund Plowden. This claim was dismissed in the courts. Varlo's twelve months' tour through the states of New England, Maryland, and Virginia is described in chapters three and four with fascinating accounts of George Washington and General Eathen Allen. Varlo's text while predominantly about British agriculture includes various references to American Agriculture including sections on Indian corn and tobacco. Varlo was free thinking and his text is enriched with his own observations and social commentary including his views on social injustices; some of his beliefs and thoughts were ahead of his time: - Chapter XXVI - "...my thoughts upon the most barbarous law which prevails in England, of hanging fellons." and concludes "...neither do I think that the law, as it now stands, for hanging felons, has the desired effect in lessening the growth of evils." The following chapter is entitled "A scheme to dispose of Felons, without Death or transportation, and make them useful Members of Society." Of tobacco users he says "...we are confident many in those countries that go without shoes and stockings, destroy more money in tobacco than would keep them in these articles; in short, it is a foolish, dirty, unmeaning custom, which ought to be abolished by every person of sense, having no good quality attending it..." . [bibliographic references: HOWES V53. SABIN 98633.]. First Edition. Full Leather. Good.

$485.64

DUE DISCORSI Circa l'vtilita` & altri commodi, Che apporta seco l'Agricoltura, o` vero coltivazione de' campi  [bound with] L'AGRICOLTURA E CASA DI VILLA DI CARLO STEFANO
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DUE DISCORSI Circa l'vtilita` & altri commodi, Che apporta seco l'Agricoltura, o` vero coltivazione de' campi [bound with] L'AGRICOLTURA E CASA DI VILLA DI CARLO STEFANO

By Spannocchi, Silvio [Sylvius Spannocchius] and Estienne, Charles [second work]

Siena: appresso Emilio Bonetti, 1626. Two works bound together, both in Italian, the first particularly scarce. Superb contemporary or near contemporary binding of vellum spine with hand-printed and coloured patterned, parchment boards, later red calf label of the "Board of Agriculture" to the front board, dated 1801, manuscript title and old paper shelf no. label to the spine. All edges marbled. [First Title] pp. [8], 203, [1]. Title page with printer's woodcut device, dated 1626, several woodcut tailpieces and initial letters, fine woodcut vignette to the final page. Very scarce, no copies on Copac, just one copy located at the University of Sienna library. [Second Title] pp. [32], 368 + several blanks. Half title and title pages both present, title page dated 1677, with oval vignette; woodcut headpieces. Binding a little worn and rubbed, but strong, some age soiling. Contents very good, a little worming to the first 5 leaves of the first work, a few headlines close shaved but no apparent loss. Very good copies of two works on Agriculture, the first particularly rare, bound in a very attractive patterned contemporary or near contemporary binding. Please contact us for further details.. First Edition. Full Vellum. Very Good. 4to.

$2023.50

COLLECTED LEAFLETS ON WEEDS Sectional Volume No. 6
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COLLECTED LEAFLETS ON WEEDS Sectional Volume No. 6

By MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES

London: HMSO, 1923. 86 pages, b/w illustrations throughout. Covers very good with light general wear only. Contents clean and tight, no inscriptions. A very good copy.. Second Edition. Paperback. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. 8vo.

$26.98

THE HORSE-HOING HUSBANDRY: OR AN ESSAY ON THE PRINCIPLES OF TILLAGE AND VEGETATION.
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THE HORSE-HOING HUSBANDRY: OR AN ESSAY ON THE PRINCIPLES OF TILLAGE AND VEGETATION.

By I. T. (Jethro Tull)

London: Printed for the Author, and Sold By G. Strahan et al, 1733. Second edition, 4to, 2 parts in one, [2], x, 200, [2 index]; [205]-274, [4 - A Table on Horse-Hoing]. As often this copy is lacking initial imprimatur leaf and D1 (The Contents) is bound after title instead of preface (as in the Perkins copy). 7 engraved plates (not folding in this copy). Contemporary or near contemporary full speckled calf with 5 raised bands to the spine and red morocco title label; a little wear to edges and rubbing to joints, but remains firmly and stronly bound. Contents clean and tight, more or less unmarked. A very good clean copy of this classic work. An enlarged edition of the first ed. of two years earlier, but the first to include the plates of Tull's famous and revolutionary farming implements. [Fussell p.125; Goldsmiths' 7065; Kress 4153; McDonald 186-190; Perkins 1782; PMM 188].. Second Edition. Full Leather. Very Good. Folio.

$755.44

THE EXPEDIENCY OF A FREE EXPORTATION OF CORN AT THIS TIME

By [Young (Arthur)]

London: Printed for W. Nicoll, 1770. pp. [2], 42; half-title & title pages both present. Modern boards with label copied from the title page, spine faded. Inscription in a contemporary hand to the head of the half-title "to be half bound...marked upon the ...Papmplets. 10"; half title a little browned and marked , browned, inscription to head in a contemporary hand, last two leaves holed with loss of approximately ten words. Very scarce. [Goldsmiths' 10645; Kress 6764]. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo.

$148.39

A PRACTICAL TREATISE OF HUSBANDRY

By Duhamel du Monceau (Henri Louis)

Printed for J. Whiston and B. White in Fleet-Street, R. Baldwin in Pater-Noster-Row, W. Johnston in Ludgate-Street, P. Davey and B. Law in Ave-Mary-Lane,, 1759. Pp. [2- blank], xxiv, 491, [1 - directions to binder], [8 - index + publisher's ads.], [2 -blank]. Title printed in red and black, 6 engraved plates of which 4 folding, folding table, engraved head and tail-pieces. Modern, tasteful half calf over original old marbled boards, original lettering piece applied to spine, boards a little rubbed and worn to edges. Contents clean and tight, pages crisp, title page and a few other ff. lightly foxed/spotted, light offsetting from plates, but plates clean. A very good copy. [Referenced by Fussell pp.48-49; Hunt 564].. First Edition in English. Half Leather. Very Good. 4to.

$256.31

THE STORY OF AGRICULTURE
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THE STORY OF AGRICULTURE

By Crowther, J. G.

London: Hamish Hamilton, 1958. 160 pages; b/w plates. Dust jacket (by Peter Edwards) very good with minimal wear, not price-clipped, now protected in a clear archival sleeve. Contents clean and tight, slight spotting to page edges otherwise unmarked, no inscriptions. A very good copy.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$20.24

FIRST PRINCIPLES OF AGRICULTURE
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FIRST PRINCIPLES OF AGRICULTURE

By Tanner, Professor Henry

London: Macmillan and Co., 1884. 95 pages + adverts. Original grey-green cloth binding with black lettering, good with a little general wear and some marking, rear cover lightly stained. Contents good and tight, a little evidence of a label having been removed from the front paste-down, otherwise more or less unmarked. A good/very good copy. A scarce little book.. Fifth Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 16mo.

$10.79

THE FARM DOG: A BEGINNER'S GUIDE
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THE FARM DOG: A BEGINNER'S GUIDE

By Quarton, Marjorie

Self Published stapled booklet, 26 pages, b/w illustrations throughout. Covers good with some general wear and rubbing, a little marked. Contents clean and tight, inscriptions. A good copy.. First Edition. Paperback. Good. 8vo.

$6.75

FARM YEAR BOOK Annual Report of the County Kildare Committee of Agriculture
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FARM YEAR BOOK Annual Report of the County Kildare Committee of Agriculture

By Various

Kildare: County Kildare Committee of Agriculture, 1954. 258 pages, b/w illustrations & photographs. Covers good with some general wear and rubbing, lightly chipped to edges, a little marked. Contents clean and tight, no inscriptions. A good copy.. First Edition Thus. Paperback. Good. 8vo.

$16.19

DRYSTONE DYKING
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DRYSTONE DYKING

By Cairns, Robert

Scotland: Biggar Museum Trust, 1986. stapled booklet, 24 pages, b/w illustrations. Covers very good. Contents clean and tight, unmarked, no inscriptions. A very good copy.. Reprint. Paperback. Very Good. 8vo.

$16.19

MY FARM IN MINIATURE
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MY FARM IN MINIATURE

By Morland, George

London: Faber & Faber, 1927. 288 pages, Original cloth binding, good with some general wear and rubbing to extremities, cloth a little marked. Contents clean and tight, no inscriptions, spine slightly faded, slight spotting to front and rear endpapers and few others plus page edges. A good tight copy.. First Edition. Hardback. Good/No dust jacket. 8vo.

$13.49

SHEEP BREEDING AND MANAGEMENT (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Bulletin No. 166)
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SHEEP BREEDING AND MANAGEMENT (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Bulletin No. 166)

By Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food

London: Her Majesty's Stationary Office, 1956. iv + 83 pages + adverts; b/w illustrations. Covers good with some general wear, split to head of front joint. Contents clean and tight, no inscriptions. A good/very good copy.. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good. 8vo.

$6.75

ROOT VEGETABLES (Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries Bulletin No. 120)
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ROOT VEGETABLES (Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries Bulletin No. 120)

By Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries

London: His Majesty's Stationary Office, 1948. 25 pages + adverts; b/w illustrations throughout. Covers very good with light general wear. Contents clean and tight, no inscriptions. A very good copy.. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good. 8vo.

$6.75

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