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New System of Husbandry. From many Years Experience, with tables

VARLO, C[harles]

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VARLO, C[harles]. A New System of Husbandry. From many Years Experience, with tables shewing the Expence and Profit of each Crop. That a Farm of a 150 Acres will clear 402l, 4s, sterl, a Year How to flock Farms to the best Advantage, How the Crops are to follow each other by Way of Rotation, Of Trench-Ploughing, shewing how to raise good Crops without manure On Rearing, Breeding, and a new discovered cheap food for cattle, of Cabbage and Turnip Husbandry Of the Naked Wheat, with many other new discovered Grains and Grasses suitable for the Land and Climate of America. Also shewing the great profit of Rabbit Warrens, and how to flock them, A Farmer's and Kitchen Garden Calendar Of all Sorts of Manures, Marls, Clays, Sands, &c, a new invented thrashing floor Also many chosen Recipts in Physic and Surgery, For the Human Species, and others For the Cure of all sorts of Cattle. To which are annexed a few Hints humbly offered for the perusal of the Legislators of America, shewing How to put a stop to runaway Servants. Phila.: Printed for the Author, 1785. 1st ed. 2 Vols. [16], iv, [17]-87, 98-364; [8], 5-368 pp. Folding table. Library bookplate else very good in orig. calf boards rebacked in matching calf with gilt lettered red leather labels. HOWES V-54. Evans 19338. The first American edition of Varlo's husbandry with a "few hints," a section on American subjects including advice on handling runaway indentured servants. He proposes a "Dog Act" for America to tax the estimated one million dogs and thus increasing food for humans by discouraging household pets. This is one of the major 18th-century Varlo lived in America for two years buying a large land grant on Long Island. A colorful figure, he harbored political theories as well as agricultural. Bookseller Inventory # 49888

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Title: New System of Husbandry. From many Years ...

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Edition: 1st Edition

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