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ESSAYS ON HUSBANDRY.; Essay I. A general introduction shewing that agriculture is the basis and support of all flourishing communities . the right cultivation of our colonies . Essay II. An account of some experiments tending to improve the culture of Lucerne by transplant

HARTE, Rev. Walter.]

Published by Frederick et. al, London, 1764
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Illust. with 5 copper plates and 25 woodcuts. 8vo, pp. xxviii, (iv), (214), 232. Bound in new half-calf, with raised bands and leather label, a fine copy. Includes a 6 page list of agricultural writers. Rare, Fussell notes that the British Museum did not have a copy as late as 1854. See Fussell, More Old English Farming Books Pp. 38, 45, 46, 71, 72. McDonald p. 212; Kress 6188; Goldsmith 9959; Higgs 3097; Rothamsted p. 86. Fussell calls this an outstanding piece of work . Much of the Essays in Husbandry is a general discussion and Harte displays a wide acquaintance with the extensive literature of his subject . and quotes Arthur Young as saying: His conversation on the subject of husbandry is as full of experience as truly solid as his genuine and active humor . Harte advocated growing Lucerne in a nursery and transplanting it. His descriptions inspired some of Arthur Young's earliest writings. Harte was the travelling secretary to Mr. Stanhope, the natural son of Lord Chesterfield, to whom the famous letters were addressed. According to Boswell, Johnson heartily commended Harte as a scholar and a "man of the most companiable talents he had ever known . His Husbandry is good.". Bookseller Inventory # 18311

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Title: ESSAYS ON HUSBANDRY.; Essay I. A general ...

Publisher: Frederick et. al, London

Publication Date: 1764

Edition: First Edition.

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