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An Essay on Calcareus Manures.

Ruffin, Edmund.-

Published by Cambridge, MA. The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press. 1961., 1961
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First Edition in this format. original publication 1832. Pages 199 pp.8vo. Red publisher's cloth. Illustrated D.J. First Edition in this format. original publication 1832. The John Harvard Library. A republication of an extremely important 1832 book on agriculture by a noted Southern secessionist. Ruffin was a student of nutrition of plants provided by the soil and in classic, scientifically controlled experiments on his own farm, he demonstarted the increased yield of vegetables by supplementation of the earth with nutrients, in this case calcium carbonate to provide acid neutralization and supplemental calcium in calcium deficient Virginia soil. His work revolutionized agriculture in tidewater Virginia. He includes a useful appendix on the economics of slave labor, of which he was an ardent proponent. Ruffin was a violent defender of the Southern way of life, urged secession, saw the Civil War coming and volunteered in South Carolina. He was selected to fire the first shot on Fort Sumter. After the defeat of the South, still pledging his hatred of Yankee rule, Ruffin committed suicide. The editorial introduction and annotations in this edition are very useful. Soiling of top edge of text block and of D.J. 1/2" tear at top rear of D.J. Else, Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # 8773

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Title: An Essay on Calcareus Manures.

Publisher: Cambridge, MA. The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press. 1961.

Publication Date: 1961

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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