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