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Scotland.- Honourable Society (The) of Improvers in the Knowledge of Agriculture in Scotland. A Treatise concerning the Manner of Fallowing of Ground, Raising of Grass-Seeds, and Training of Lint and Hemp for the Increase and Improvement of the Linnen-Manufactories in Scotland, first edition, 7 engraved plates, all but one folding, lightly foxed, contemporary panelled calf, a little worn, especially corners and spine ends, upper joint split, Edinburgh, by Robert Fleming and Company, 1724 § [Mackintosh (William)] An Essay on Ways and Means for Inclosing, Fallowing, Planting, &c. Scotland..., first edition, folding engraved plate (torn and repaired, some offsetting), slight worming to outer margin, contemporary calf, rubbed, rebacked, upper joint split, spine and upper corners worn, Edinburgh, printed and sold at Mr. Fairbairn's Shop..., 1729, [Fussell I pp.109-110; Goldsmiths' 6278 & 6648], 8vo (2)

⁂ Both scarce. The first is variously attributed to Robert Maxwell, Richard Bradley, William Mackintosh and Thomas Hope; the Honourable Society of Improvers in the Knowledge of Agriculture in Scotland was the first agricultural society founded in Great Britain, in 1723, and it recommended the formation of local societies to find solutions to agricultural problems.

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Scotland.- Honourable Society (The) of Improvers in the

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Rupert Powell
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