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Title: SIX WEEKS TOUR THROUGH THE SOUTHERN COUNTIES OF ENGLAND AND WALES. Describing, particularly, I. The present state of agriculture and manufactures. II. The different methods of cultivating the soil. III. The success attending some late experiments on various grasses, &c. IV. The various prices of labour and provisions. V. The state of the working poor in those counties, wherein the riots were most remarkable. With descriptions and models of such new invented implements of husbandry as deserve to be generally known: interspersed with accounts of the seats of the nobility and gentry, and other objects worthy of notice. In several letters to a friend. By the author of the farmerís letters.
Description: London : printed for W. Nicoll, at the Paper-Mill, No. 51, in St. Paulís Church-Yard,, 1768. 1st London Ed. Sm. 8vo. [iv] + 284pp. With (repaired) half title. 7 woodcut ills. Pp.67-70 sm. black spot to tail, some light browning, light stain to front f.e.p., residual signs of bookplate removal from pastedown, inner gilt dentelles, C19th calf with blind tooling and double gilt rule to edges, minor marking and wear, sympathetically rebacked with dec. blind tooled spine with gilt motifs and lettering laid down. ∂ Goldsmiths' 10407; Printing and the Mind of Man 214. ESTC T48401 Ď The author of the Farmerís letters = Arthur Young. With a half-title.í The figures were depicted on a folding plate in the second edition. Ď... Late in 1767 Young and his family left Bradfield owing to friction between his wife and his mother. He advertised in the newspapers for a farm, and the journeys of inspection he made at this time formed the basis of his slim volume A Six Weeks' Tour through the Southern Counties of England and Wales (1768) ...í ODNB.

Keywords: NATURAL†HISTORY; AGRICULTURE

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