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Scotland.- [Hamilton (John, Lord Belhaven and Stenton)] The Country-man's Rudiments: or, An Advice to the Farmers in East-Lothian how to Labour and Improve their Ground, title with woodcut of gentleman, lacking A1 (blank but for catchword 'A'), browned and soiled, some leaves frayed at edges with slight loss (repaired), final leaf laid down, modern calf-backed boards, by the Heirs and Successors of Andrew Anderson, 1713 § Letter (A) to the Edinburgh Society concerning the Method of Managing Outfield Ground. By a Farmer, 20pp., first and last leaves soiled, some spotting, library cloth, 1763 § Coventry (Andrew) Notes on the Culture and Cropping of Arable Land, presentation copy from the author to Prof. Leslie inscribed on half-title, errata pasted in, some browning, sab-holes, contemporary half calf, 1811; Remarks on Live Stock and Relative Subjects, presentation copy from the author inscribed on verso of title (slightly showing through), modern cloth, 1806, all but the first first editions, Edinburgh; and another by Coventry, 8vo (5)

⁂ The first was originally published in 1699 but all editions are rare, of this edition ESTC lists 2 locations only (National Library of Scotland and Bodleian, none in America); of the second item there are 3 copies only on ESTC (BL, National Library of Scotland and this one, again none in America).

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Scotland.- Hamilton (John, Lord Belhaven and Stenton)

Wed, Jul 11, 2018 9:30 AM UTC
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Auction Curated By:
Rupert Powell
International Head of Books and Works on Paper
Justin Phillips
Early and Continental Printing
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United Kingdom
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