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Scotland.- Observations upon the Cultivation of Flax and Flax-seed in Scotland, 32pp., first edition, Archibald Grant's copy with his ink signature at head of title and his bookplate, title lightly soiled, small stain to final leaf, later morocco-backed marbled boards by Edmond & Spark of Aberdeen, Edinburgh, for C.Elliot, 1781 § [?Grant (Archibald)] A Dissertation on the Chief Obstacles to the Improvement of Land, first edition, title and final leaf soiled, light browning, library cloth, [Fussell I p.35; Kress 5845], Aberdeen, by Francis Douglas [& others], 1760, 8vo (2)

⁂ Archibald Grant (1696-1778) was the owner of Monymusk estate in Banffshire. He had a wealth of experience in farming and land reclamation, supported the making of linen and other manufactures, and introduced English agricultural practices such as leaving land fallow and crop rotation. The first is rare: ESTC lists only 3 UK locations including Rothamsted (not in BL) and 3 in America.

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Scotland.- Observations upon the Cultivation of Flax

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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London, SW8 4LP
United Kingdom
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