8vo. Woodcut vignettes on title pages. xxxii, 484 pp.; 2 p.l., 503 pp. Two volumes. Contemporary tree-calf, spines richly gilt with lettering pieces in red and black morocco, one wormhole to the upperboard of vol. I and two to the lowerboard of vol. II, a few leaves with marginal dampstaining in vol. II, otherwise crisp and clean throughout.A lovely copy of the last and most complete edition of this guide to country living written by Pons Augustin Alletz (1705?-1785). The first edition was published in 1760. Musset-Pathay, in his Bibliographie Agronomique, notes that L'Agronome "est très-complète, et contient toutes les connaissances nécessaires pour gouverner avantageusement les biens de la campagne, d'après la pratique des agronomes les plus célèbres" (no. 32, referring to the first edition). Arranged alphabetically, the work contains many recipes as well as information on what was then a rapidly developing rural economy. A handsome copy in tree-calf and with spines richly gilt. This edition is not in OCLC. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: L'Agronome, ou, dictionnaire portatif du ...
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