The Principles of Agriculture and Vegetation. Francis HOME.

The Principles of Agriculture and Vegetation.

London: A. Millar, 1759. Second edition, 8vo, viii, 207, (1) pp. Later bookplate, endpapers darkened with slight loss to the top corner of the fly leaf, with a manuscript copy of "On Marl" by William Nicholson on the last 4 blank leaves, later bookplate of Robert George Morton, Beacon Tor, West Kirby. Contemporary sheep, a little worn, lower joint slightly cracked but sound. First published two years earlier in Edinburgh, where Home was a Professor at the university and carried out important experiments on fertiliser and plant chemistry which are described herein. "Home made a very real contribution to agricultural science" (Fussell). Wellcome III p295. Item #15341

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