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Douglas, Rev. Robert.

GENERAL VIEW OF THE AGRICULTURE IN THE COUNTIES OF ROXBURGH AND SELKIRK,

With Observations on the Means of Their Improvement: Drawn up, for the Consideration of the Board of Agriculture and Internal Improvement. Edinburgh Printed G. Nicoll ... 1798.
1st Ed. xv + 378pp. 2 folding hand coloured maps including frontis., 3 plates including 1 folding. Some light browning, rebound in modern period style half morocco with marbled boards, gilt ruling and gilt lettered title lable to spine. ESTC T40594 ‘Penultimate line of p.25 ends: fattened; variant: fatten-. [ours variant with fatten-] With an initial advertisement leaf. [our copy without the advertisement leaf]. ODNB ‘... prepared for the board of agriculture at the request of Sinclair, who used his influence to persuade King's College, Aberdeen, to award Douglas the degree of DD 'as a worthy respectable clergyman' (NL Scot., MS 3117, fol. 13). The book itself is a striking illustration of the attitudes of ‘improving’ farmers, and shows little patience, for example, with the 'mighty clamour' raised about the enclosure of commons ...’
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