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HALE, Thomas.

A compleat body of husbandry.

Containing rules for performing, in the most profitable manner, the whole business of the farmer, and country gentleman, in cultivating, planting, and stocking of land; in judging of the several kinds of seeds, and of manures; and in the management of ara

Stock Code
103676
London, printed for T. Osborne ...1755
£1,950

An attractive example with the rare additional leaf between pages 112 & 113. This voluminous work was compiled by the prolific horticultural writer John Hill, supposedly from the papers of one Thomas Hale, about whom nothing is known. The plates are good examples of the horticultural illustration of the mid eighteenth century.

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Description

First edition. Folio (27 x 41.7 cm) iv, [8], 719, [1] pp., text in double columns, with engraved frontispiece and twelve engraved plates, 1 folding, with the additional leaf on improvement of fences with engraved plate in text, small old marginal worm track to 5 leaves and 1 plate towards end, not touching letters or illustration, contemporary calf, headcap, joints, and corners repaired, covers scuffed, red morocco label, a clean attractive example.

Bibliography

Kress 5528; Goldsmiths' 9099; Perkins 737,

Stock ID:103676

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