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Pamphlets.- [Loudon (John Claudius)] An Immediate and Effectual Mode of Raising the Rental of the Landed Property in England, ink ownership inscription to title, 1808 bound with [Blanch (N.)], "Philanthropos". A New, Easy, and Infallible Method for Improving Estates, A1-5 misbound at end, [Goldsmiths 8036], by M.Cooper, 1744 and Somerville (John, Lord) Facts and Observations Relative to Sheep, Wool, Ploughs, and Oxen, 2 engraved folding plates, folding table, 1f. advertisements, 1803 and Mathews (James) Remarks on the Cause and Progress of the Scarcity and Dearness of Cattle, Swine, Cheese, & c. & c. and of the Articles Tallow Candles and Soap, for the author by M.Ritchie, 1797 and Renton (George) The Grazier's Ready Reckoner, woodcut frontispiece, for H.D.Symonds, [1804] and Sebright (Sir John Saunders)The Art of Improving the Breeds of Domestic Animals, for John Harding, 1809 and An Account of Mr Thomas Johnston's Improvement of the Live Stock of the Kingdom of Ireland, Dublin, by M. Mills, 1777, together 7 works in one vol., ink inscription to pastedown, contemporary calf, rebacked preserving original backstrip, corners repaired, 8vo.

⁂ The first is a rare work by Loudon; inspired by a trip to Pinner whilst convalescing, he "was impressed by the inferiority of English to Scottish farming. He accordingly persuaded his father to join him in taking a lease of Wood Hall, near Pinner, and published a pamphlet entitled 'An Immediate and Effectual Mode of Raising the Rental of the Landed Property in England' [published in 1808]. In 1809 he rented the large farm of Tew Park, Oxfordshire, where he took pupils in agriculture, and by 1812 he had made a profit of 15,000l. He then threw up his farm, dismissed his pupils, and started on a continental tour." - DNB.

Provenance: John Symmons; Job Lousley (ink ownership inscriptions).

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Pamphlets.- [Loudon (John Claudius)] An Immediate and

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