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THE PRACTICAL HUSBANDMAN:
Maxwell, Robert.

THE PRACTICAL HUSBANDMAN:

Being a Collection of Miscellaneous Papers on Husbandry, &c. Edinburgh: Printed by C. Wright and Co. 1757.
1st Ed. xii + 432pp. + [iv] Index. [Lacking folding plate and explanation]. Marginal browning, contemporary calf, worn, boards detached. Perkins 1173; Fussell I pp.20, 21 & 32. ESTC ‘This book is partly made up of papers .. [from transactions of .. the Society of Improvers in the Knowledge of Agriculture in Scotland].’ With the bookplate of Charles Beckford Long Esq. Signed by the author to verso of title page ‘... I have signed each genuine Copy on the Back of the Title-page’ Robert Maxwell (1695–1765), agricultural improver and writer. ODNB ‘... Maxwell, without the patronage of any public body, gave public lectures on agriculture in Edinburgh in 1756. His lectures, probably the first of the kind delivered in Great Britain, were attended by many of the farmers and landowners in the district, and he was strongly urged to publish them. Two of them were printed in [the above work] ...’
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