A Six Weeks Tour, Through The Southern Counties Of England And Wales.
I. The Present State Of Agriculture And Manufactures.
ii. The Different Methods Of Cultivating The Soil.
iii. The Success Attending Some Late Experiments On Various Grasses, Etc.
iv. The Various Prices Of Labour And Provisions.
v. The State Of The Working Poor In Those Counties, Wherein The Riots Were Most Remarkable.
with Descriptions And Models Of Such New Invented Implements Of Husbandry As Deserve To Be Generally Known:
interspersed With Accounts Of The Seats Of The Nobility And Gentry, And Other Objects Worthy Of Notice.
in Several Letters To A Friend. By The Author Of The Farmer’s Letters..
Bound in quarter calf, spine with raised bands, and title label, over marbled boards.
W. Nicoll, at the Paper-Mill, No. 51, in St. Paul's Church-Yard. London,,
First Edition. 8vo,  + 284 pp; without the half-title and final blank leaf which are sometimes present, but the text is complete, with seven woodcut illustrations.
This work was the beginning of a most exhaustive inquiry into the state of British agriculture. It began almost by accident, with a simple recording of the crop rotations, the implements used, the cost of labour and provisions, the size of farms, and the horses or oxen employed on holdings of different sizes. Passing reference is also made to local industries, such as the manufacture of Witney blankets, and useful facts and figures about them are mentioned. The work encompasses a vast amount of information that was to transform agriculture in these islands and beyond.
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