The Farmer’s Tour Through The East Of England..
Bound in full calf; spines in compartments with raised bands, decorated gilt with contrasting morocco title labels. Some wear to extremities and scattered foxing but otherwise a very good clean copy. Armourial Tervoe bookplates (possibly of Monsell family, Tervoe House, Kilkeedy, Co. Limerick).
Printed for W. Strahan; W. Nicoll, No. 51. St. Paul's Church-yard; B. Collins, at Salisbury; and J. Balfour, at Edinburgh.,
Being the register of a journey through various counties of this kingdom, to enquire into the state of agriculture, etc. containing, i. the particular methods of cultivating the soil. ii. the conduct of live stock, and the modern system of breeding. iii. the state of population, the poor, labour, provisions, etc. iv. the rental and value of the soil, and its division into farms, with various circumstances, attending their size and state. v. the minutes of above five hundred original experiments, communicated by several of the nobility, gentry, etc. with other subjects that tend to explain the present state of english husbandry. by the author of the farmer's letters, and the tours through the north and south of england. in four volumes.
FOUR VOLUMES. 8vo. 5.75 x 8.5 inches. Vol. I, xlviii + 495 pp.; Vol. II, [iv] + 560 pp.; Vol. III, [iv] + 483 pp.; Vol. IV, [iv] + 523 +  pp. +  pp. advertisement. The dedication signed, Arthur Young.
Illustrated by 29 engraved plates, including 19 folding, and one folding table.
The third of Arthur Young's farming tours written in the form of sixty letters. Young's Eastern England includes the counties of Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Lincolnshire, but also extends to the East Midlands, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, Kent, Sussex and along the south coast through Hampshire and Dorset to the Vale of Taunton. He then travels via Bath, Wiltshire and Berkshire to Barnet, where he joins the great north road and the country already travelled and described in his previous tour. Young makes a point of describing the practice of improving farmers and provides much detailed information on their methods and costs. Many of the plates show implements and plans of farmsteads of which he approves.
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