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The Gentleman Farmer: Being An Attempt To Improve Agriculture By Subjecting It To The Test Of Rational Principles

 

[by Henry Home, Lord Kames, 1696-1782]

 

Edinburgh: Printed for W. Creech, Edinburgh and T. Cadell, London - First Edition, 1776

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The Gentleman Farmer: Being An Attempt To Improve Agriculture By Subjecting It To The Test Of Rational Principles by Henry Home (Lord Kames), First Edition, W. Creech, Edinburgh & T. Cadell, London 1776 - Inside (Plate)

Summary:

A rebound copy of the 1776 First Edition of Lord Kames' work on the application of scientific methodologies to farming practises.

In a very clean condition with all pages and plates confirmed present but with moderate to heavy print offsetting, fully rebound in calf with five raised bands. Author not stated on the Title Page, dedicatory "Epistle To Sir John Pringle" signed "Henry Home", page xxiv incorrectly numbered "xxvi".

Description:

Hardback, 8vo (approx 8 x 5 inches / 21 x 12.5cm) xxiv + 409 + [blank] + 2 page catalogue + [2 blank] with three plates.

Book Condition - Good:

Light to moderate general wear to the rebound calf boards and spine, securely bound with text block firm, Scion College Library stamp on reverse of Title Page, "(by Henry Home)" added in neat antique script on the Title Page, internally very clean with occasional light to moderate foxing but offsetting to many pages as previously noted (additional photographs available on request), half inch closed tear to fore-edge of page 1 (text not affected), browning to prelims and publisher's catalogue, small area of chipping with tiny amount of loss to lower fore-edge of Title Page (text not affected).

ESTC: T55416

Total weight with packaging 700g.

The Gentleman Farmer: Being An Attempt To Improve Agriculture By Subjecting It To The Test Of Rational Principles by Henry Home (Lord Kames), First Edition, W. Creech, Edinburgh & T. Cadell, London 1776 - Boards
The Gentleman Farmer: Being An Attempt To Improve Agriculture By Subjecting It To The Test Of Rational Principles by Henry Home (Lord Kames), First Edition, W. Creech, Edinburgh & T. Cadell, London 1776 - Boards 2
The Gentleman Farmer: Being An Attempt To Improve Agriculture By Subjecting It To The Test Of Rational Principles by Henry Home (Lord Kames), First Edition, W. Creech, Edinburgh & T. Cadell, London 1776 - Title Page
The Gentleman Farmer: Being An Attempt To Improve Agriculture By Subjecting It To The Test Of Rational Principles by Henry Home (Lord Kames), First Edition, W. Creech, Edinburgh & T. Cadell, London 1776 - Inside
The Gentleman Farmer: Being An Attempt To Improve Agriculture By Subjecting It To The Test Of Rational Principles by Henry Home (Lord Kames), First Edition, W. Creech, Edinburgh & T. Cadell, London 1776 - Inside 2
The Gentleman Farmer: Being An Attempt To Improve Agriculture By Subjecting It To The Test Of Rational Principles by Henry Home (Lord Kames), First Edition, W. Creech, Edinburgh & T. Cadell, London 1776 - Inside (Plate 2)
The Gentleman Farmer: Being An Attempt To Improve Agriculture By Subjecting It To The Test Of Rational Principles by Henry Home (Lord Kames), First Edition, W. Creech, Edinburgh & T. Cadell, London 1776 - Inside 4

The Gentleman Farmer [by Henry Home, Lord Kames]

Printed for W. Creech, Edinburgh and T. Cadell, London - First Edition, 1776

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