George Routledge and Sons, The Broadway, Ludgate.




[n.d. c. 1858]


A practical treatise intended for persons inexperienced in husbandry, but desirous of employing time and capital in the cultivation of the soil. a new edition. (books for the country).

Item Description

Small 8vo. 4.25 x 6.5 inches. [3] pp. publisher's advertisements, including front pastedown. ix + [iii} + 116 pp. + [3] pp. publisher's advertisements, including rear pastedown. Bound in original orange cloth, with black titles and pictorial block. Series titles on rear boards. Extremities worn and spine sunned; otherwise a very good copy. Illustrated by engraved frontispiece and by text figure and tables. A pocket book of very basic husbandry for beginners in smallholdings. Martin Doyle was a pseudonym for William Hickey (c.1787-1875) was an Irish agricultural writer, educated at Cambridge and Ireland and ordained in the Church of Ireland in 1811. (Fussell, Old English Farming Books,, Vol. III. Perkins Agricultural Library catalogue, 795).

[Stock No. 26866]

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