Minutes of Agriculture
Minutes of Agriculture
Minutes of Agriculture
Minutes of Agriculture


Minutes of Agriculture

MARSHALL, [William]

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Title continues: "With Experiments and Observations Concerning Agriculture and the Weather; (Lately Published Separately, but now comprised in one volume) forming a Register of Real Occurrences in Husbandry, with Observations and Inferences, as they passed upon A Farm of Three Hundred Acres of various Soils, In the County of Surrey, During Five Years Practice. Together with a Systematic Method whereby the Gentleman-Farmer May Acquire Agricultural Knowledge, Scientifically, From His Own Practice." William Marshall, the son of a yeoman farmer, decided early in life to study agriculture. Unlike other experts of his time, he thought the proper area for analysis should be the natural agricultural district rather than the regions demarcated by county boundaries. He also thought that no less than twelve months' personal observation and practical experience of farming in an area was needed before a realistic assessment of an area's farms could be made. Therefore, in 1774, Marshall rented a farm near Croydon, Surrey and kept meticulous records for four years. This volume summarizes his observations and experiments. Includes maps of the farm and illustrations of equipment.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: J. Dodsley
  • Edition: n/a
  • Date Published: 1783
  • Place Published: London
  • ISBN: n/a


  • Condition: Very good +
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    Various paginations, some parts unpaginated. 25 cm. Frontispiece map and 4 engraved plates, 3 at rear signed "Miles Sculp." Full leather with repaired spine ends, corners, and hinges. Some thumbing and a marginal notation in Flow-Vegetables section but overall paper very clean and neat.

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