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Varlo (Charles) The Essence of Agriculture; being, A Regular System of Husbandry . . . suited to the Climate of Ireland . . . With the Author's Twelve Months Tour thro' America: likewise How to raise the valuable Crops: of Tobacco, India-corn and Siberian Barley, first edition, folding letterpress table, some spotting and staining, lightly browned, contemporary calf, spine gilt and with red morocco label, upper cover detached and with ink stains, rubbed, [Fussell II, pp.90-91; Goldsmiths' 13169; Sabin 98632], 8vo, printed for the author, 1786.

⁂ Rare at auction, we can trace only three copies in the last 50 years. "This book I have not seen. I had a chance to buy it and failed to take it!" (Fussell).

Provenance: 'Larkin Dutton's Book bought at Auction 1817, Price 25 cts' and 'Larkin Dutton's book 1819, Aston Township Delaware County, State of Pennsylvannia'. (ink inscriptions to front free endpaper).

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Varlo (Charles) The Essence of Agriculture; being, A

Estimate £400 - £600Sep 27, 2018
London, UK
Auction Curated By:
Rupert Powell
International Head of Books and Works on Paper
Max Hasler
Modern First Editions and 20th Century Literature