A Practical Treatise Of Husbandry: Wherein are contained, may Useful and Valuable Experiments and Observations In The New Husbandry, etc...; Also, The most approved Practice of the best English Farmers in the Old Method of Husbandry. Henri-Louis Duhamel du Monceau.

A Practical Treatise Of Husbandry: Wherein are contained, may Useful and Valuable Experiments and Observations In The New Husbandry, etc...; Also, The most approved Practice of the best English Farmers in the Old Method of Husbandry

London: C. Hitch and L. Hawes, et al, 1762. Second edition, corrected and improved. leather_bound. 489 pages [*4,B4-Rrr4], 25 1/2 x 21 cm. 4to, six copperplate engravings (4 folding), and one folding table. A French botanist and engineer, Duhamel was probably the first to distinguish clearly between alkalis, potash and soda. His continuing energy in experiments in vegetable physiology gained him admission to the Academy in 1728. This work contains translations by John Mills of his "Traite de la Culture des Terres," as well as contributions by others. Index. KRESS 6014. Bright, clean copy, title page printed in red and black, light age-toning, raised bands, red leather spine label printed in gilt, ownership inscription in contemporary hand. Contemporary full brown calf rebacked in antique style. Near fine. Item #16563

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