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TULL, Jethro (1674--1741)
The horse-hoing husbandry: or, an essay on the principles of tillage and vegetation. Wherein is shewn a method of introducing a sort of vineyard-culture into the corn-fields, in order to increase their product, and diminish the common expence; by the use of instruments described in cuts. By I. T.
London: printed for the author, and sold by G. Strahan; T. Woodward; A. Millar; J. Stagg; and J. Brindley, 1733.
[4], x, 200, [2] p., 6 fold. pl. ; 29.1 cm. (2º)

I.T. = Jethro Tull. First edition; an earlier form of the work titled The horse-houghing husbandry had been published in 1731. A Supplement to the essay on horse-hoing husbandry, continuing the pagination of this work, was published in 1736 (q.v.). Tull's work revolutionised British agriculture; it was translated into French and Voltaire, who was one of Tull's followers, promoted the application of its modern principles in France. With an initial imprimatur leaf dated 29 January 1732/3. ESTC t81915.

Copy Notes The contents page with the errata (p.ix--x) is misbound before the preface. Bound (1) with the Supplement (q.v.). Inscribed on front pastedown in ink John Winde. Rear pastedown inscribed in ink Mid and the sum 55 [over] 11 [equals] 66.

Binding C18th sprinkled calf, gilt duoble-ruled borders and spine, black morocco spine-label.

Reference Number 914


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