The New Farmer’s Calendar; Or Monthly Remembrancer, For All Kinds Of Country Business.
Printed by C. Whittingham, Dean Street, Fetter Lane; for H. D. Symonds, Paternoster-Row.
8vo. 5.5 x 8.75 inches. xxxv + [i] + 524 +  pp. index. Separate half titles for The Science and Practice of Agriculture and The Nature and Management of Domestic Animals sections, but pagination and register are continuous. Bound in half calf over marbled boards; spine rebacked, with raised bands, preserving original morocco title label, gilt. All edges marbled. A little wear to extremities and occasional foxing, otherwise a very good copy. Early inscription on front pastedown. Illustrated by folding frontispiece plan and by engraving and tables in text. The first part is a month by month guide to the labours of the farming year. The second part discusses the practical management of the arable farm, including the implements of husbandry, tillage and the row culture, as advocated by Jethro Tull. The third part is concerned with farm livestock, and has some interesting observations on the reintroduction of draught oxen, a fashionable idea at this period. The book was influenced by the contemporary ideas of the 'New Husbandry' and followed a fashion for farming calendars set by Arthur Young in 1771. John Lawrence (1753-1839) is chiefly noted for his studies of livestock, especially horses, and is considered a pioneer of the ethical treatment of animals. The first edition was published 1800. (Fussell, Vol. III, 27- 29. Perkins, 985).
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