15: Binns' Practical Farming 1804
Title: A treatise on practical farming; embracing particularly the following subjects, viz. the use of plaister of Paris, with directions for using it: and general observations on the use of other manures. On deep ploughing; thick sowing of grain; method of preventing fruit trees from decaying, and farming in general
Author: Binns, John Alexander
Description: , 72 pp. 7¾x4½, unbound, sewn signatures. First Edition.Scarce and significant American agricultural work by John A. Binns, "of Loudon County, Virginia, Farmer." He was one of the first to experiment with gypsum as a fertilizer and to convince others of its efficacy. Partly through example and partly through this book, what came to be known as the Loudoun system of soil treatment spread rapidly throughout Virginia and Maryland and ultimately into other states. Thomas Jefferson is known to have read the book and recommended it to others.
Heading: Place Published: Frederick-town. Maryland
Publisher: Printed by John B. Colvin--editor of the Republican advocate
Date Published: 1803
Some minor darkening and soiling, very good or better.