Agricultural Biography; Containing a Notice of the Life and Writings of the British Authors on Agriculture

Agricultural Biography; Containing a Notice of the Life and Writings of the British Authors on Agriculture

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ... of annexed estates, who were appointed to observe and report the progress of improvements on the allotted grounds. The author had compiled the work, or had travelled as an in spector; his name is not attached to the book itself, but has the title in every catalogue and library. The contents are valuable, and contain a mass of most useful information. Threshing machines were then used. CLir.--Blace, 1778. James Black, of Mordon, Surrey, wrote "Observations on the tillage of the earth, and on the theory of instruments adapted to this end;" London, 1778, 8vo., price 5s. The name of this author is not otherwise known. The book is a thin quarto of 40 pages, treating on ploughs, exhausting crops, soils, labouring cattle, and cultivation of waste lands. A long dissertation on the relative advantages of horses and oxen as beasts of draught, the prime cost and maintenance of each animal, is hardly able to establish the ox as superior to the horse, which seems to be the object of the calculation. The sketches of implements are little worth. CLIII.--Boswell, 1780. George Boswell, a landed proprietor of Gloucestershire, wrote " Treatise on watering meadows, wherein are shown the many advantages arising from that mode of practice, particularly on coarse, boggy, or barren lands;" with four copperplates. London, 17S0, 1793, 8vo., price 2s. 6d. The book is a thin octavo of 108 pages, with a dedication to the Earl of Ilchester, dated Piddletown, Dorset, March 25, 1779. The chapters are fourteen: --I. On land capable of being flooded. II. An explanation of the terms, principles, and instruments, used in watering meadows. III. General description of water meadows. IV. A meadow watered regularly from a stream running through it. V. A meadow...show more

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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 240g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236621514
  • 9781236621511