Report of the Transactions of the Pennsylvania State Agricultural Society Volume 7

Report of the Transactions of the Pennsylvania State Agricultural Society Volume 7

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ...loose and indefinite kind of knowledge, that conveys useful information to no one, and so does and can do but little, if any, good to any one. And that is not the whole of the evil, for it costs the society, county or State a large amount of money to publish this mass of stuff, that is in a great measure useless when published. And hence the omission of our judges to describe extra-fine premium articles in their awarding reports is a serious error or failure of duty, that ought, hereafter, to be carefully corrected; and if that part of their report, and that alone, were published, in connection with our annual address and our premium essays on particular subjects of agricultural importance, it would give us a small but very interesting and valuable volume of our annual transactions--a volume far superior in every way to our great, big, costly book, that has, for the reasons already given, but little in it that is really worthy of preservation. And perhaps it was for some or all of these reasons combined that the Executive Committee of our Pennsylvania State Agricultural Society offered a premium of $50 "for the best report or history of the exhibition" or fair just closed at Easton, to the end that they might thus procure such a sketch of the most valuable things and doings at our said fair as would supply the usual defects of our judges' reports and the like; and if said offered premium will do this, and continue doing it if the practice is continued, the money paid for it will be well spent, as it will secure us a valuable and permanent record of each of our State fair's best things and doings, for future use and benefit. But the best plan of all undoubtedly would be for our society to appoint a regular reporter for this purpose, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 230 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 417g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123695839X
  • 9781236958396