The Complete Farmer: or, a General Dictionary of Husbandry, in all its Branches
A Society of Gentlemen
Title continues: "Containing thte various Methods of Cultivating and Improving every Species of Land, According to the Precepts of both the Old and New Husbandry. Comprising every Thing valuable in the best Writers on this Subject, viz. Linnaeus, Chateauvieux, the Marquis of Turbilly, Platt, Evelyn, Worlidge, Mortimer, Tull, Ellis, Miller, Hale, Lisle, Roque, Mills, Young, &c. Together with A Great Variety of New Discoveries and Improvements. Also The Whole Business of Breeding, Managing, and Fattening Cattle of all Kinds; and the most approved Methods of curing the various Diseases to which they are subject. Together with the Method of raising BEES, and of acquiring large Quantities of Wax and Honey, without destroying those laborious Insects. To which is added, Gardeder's Kalendar, Calculated for the Use of Farmers and Country Gentlemen. Illustrated with a great Variety of Folio Copper-Plates, finely engraved; exhibiting all the Instruments used in Husbandry; particularly those lately invented, and presented to the Society for the Encouragement of Arts, &c. in London; many of which have never yet appeared in a Work of this Nature". As with many reference books, the illustrations are one of the most fascinating parts - great horse's head on Pl. XVII.
Publisher: J. F. and C. Rivington, S. Crowder, et al
Edition: Third Edition, Corrected and Improved
Date Published: 1777
Place Published: London
Condition: Very good
Dust Jacket: No
Jacket Condition: n/a
Details: Unpaginated, 111,  p. 28 cm. Frontispiece and 27 folding copperplates. Full leather. Respined with original spine reapplied. Owner's signature on front free endpaper. Corners and edges professionally repaired, as are insides of hinges. M3 has tear repaired, N3 has corner almost torn off, small ink stain at top of 3P4, 4G2 has corner torn off bottom. Ink sketch on margin of plate 1. Light stains in a few places throughout, although generally clean. Overall, book is in extremely nice condition.