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Loudon (John Claudius) Observations on Laying Out Farms, in the Scotch Style, adapted to England. Comprising an account of the introduction of the Berwickshire Husbandry into Middlesex and Oxfordshire..., first edition, 38 engraved plates and plans (10 hand-coloured including large plate with panoramas and 2 maps, mostly aquatints), some folding or double-page, lacking half-title and with erratic pagination but otherwise complete, frontispiece and title browned, some light offsetting (mostly to and from line engravings), occasional marginal soiling, large folding plate of panoramas torn at central fold slightly affecting middle image, contemporary half calf, rubbed, [Not in Abbey], folio, John Harding, 1812.

⁂ Based on Loudon's experiments at Tew Park in Oxfordshire which he rented in 1809 and set up as an agricultural school. Despite significant success financially, he abruptly disbanded the school in 1811 and left for a tour of the Continent (returning in 1814), leaving his publishers to produce the book.

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Loudon (John Claudius) Observations on Laying Out

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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