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A NEW AND COMPENDIOUS SYSTEM OF HUSBANDRY.
Winter, George.

A NEW AND COMPENDIOUS SYSTEM OF HUSBANDRY.

Containing the Mechanical, Chemical, and Philosophical Elements of Agriculture. Illustrating I. The Properties of different Soils. II. The Properties of Manures, and their Effects. III. The most advantageous Method of applying Manures on the different Soils. IV. The Improvment of Lands ... XI. A Copperplate and Description of a new-invented Patent Drill Machine, for planting all Sorts of Seed, Grain and Pulse; universally acknowledged to be superior to any hitherto constructed. XII. The Application of Substances for the Analysis of Soils and Manures. With many other useful and interesting Subjects. Bristol: Printed by W. Routh ... Sold by Mrs. E. Newberry, London; Mr. Shirecliff, Bristol ... 1787.
1st Ed. [viii] + [xvi] subscribers list + 359pp. + [i] blank. Engraved plate. Some sporadic light spotting, ink “correction” to p.344, plate very lightly offset, new e.ps., George Sumner bookplate, blind tooled edges, nicely rebound in full mottled calf, dec. gilt bands and contemporary leather title label to spine. Kress B 1358; Roscoe, A634 (1); Goldsmiths’, 13349; ESTC T132324; George Winter (1787-1801), was a practical agriculturalist whose chief purpose was to advertise his patent drill machine; it is shown from two different views on the engraved plate. The 16pp. list of subscribers printed on different paper and was probably inserted in copies after the book was printed.
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