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Tull (Jethro) The Horse-Hoing Husbandry: or, an Essay on the Principles of Tillage and Vegetation. Wherein is shewn a method of introducing a sort of Vineyard-culture into the Corn-fields, in order to increase their product, and diminish the common expence; by the use of instruments described in cuts, second edition, first edition to contain the plates depicting Tull's implements , initial imprimatur f., 6 engraved plates, occasional light spotting, ink ownership inscription to front free endpaper, contemporary panelled calf, some minor splitting to head of upper joint, a very good copy, [Fussell p.125; Goldsmiths' 7065; Perkins 1782; PMM 188], printed for the author, 1733.

⁂ A much enlarged version and the first to contain pictorial depictions of Tull's revolutionary implements..

Provenance: Sir Alexander Boswell, first Bart. (1775-1822), first son of James Boswell, took an active interest in agricultural improvement on his estates.

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Tull (Jethro) The Horse-Hoing Husbandry: or, an Essay

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
220 Queenstown Road
London, SW8 4LP
United Kingdom
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