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HUNTER, Alexander (1729--1809)
Georgical essays: in which the food of plants is particularly considered, several new composts recommended, and other important articles of husbandry explained, upon the principles of vegetation. Vol. I. (--IV.) The second edition.
London: printed for T. Durham; J. Wilkie; and J. Blyth, 1773.
4 vols ; 15.4 cm. (8º)
I: 208 p., 2 pl.
II: 225, [3] p.
III: [2], 203, [3] p.
IV: [2], 181, [1] p., 2 fold. pl.

Anonymous. By Alexander Hunter, who signs the dedication in vol. I. First published in 1769. Hunter, a physician, was a member of the York Agricultural Society and published a number of works on innovations in farming. Volumes III--IV include essays by other members of the Society. ESTC t98645.

Copy Notes Imperfect; contents page in vol. IV supplied in manuscript. Bought from Thomas Boone for 6s. on 23 June 1808. (Spiers Box). With Boone's price and codes in pencil on volume I front free-endpaper. Inscribed in ink on each title-page T Bowth.

Binding C18th sprinkled calf, gilt-ruled spines, red morocco spine-labels

Reference Number 4666


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