The Open Fields..
Bound in original blue cloth, gilt. Lower edges deckled. A little wear to extremities and spine sunned, but otherwise a very good copy.
At The Clarendon Press.,
Large 8vo. 6.5 x 9.75 inches. xiv + 190 pp.
Illustrated by 29 black and white plates, including frontispiece, facsimiles, photographs and 2 folding plans, by 7 folding plans at end and by maps and tables in text.
Second edition of a well illustrated classic study of open field agriculture, with a detailed account of the history of the famous surviving example at Laxton, Nottinghamshire. Charles Stewart Orwin (1876-1935) was an agricultural economist and historian, serving as director of the Oxford Institute for Research in Agricultural Economics, 1913-46. His wife, Christabel Susan, whom he married in 1931, was also an agricultural historian in her own right. The first edition was published in 1938.
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