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The practical farmer, or, The Hertfordshire husbandman : containing many new improvements in husbandry / by William Ellis.

Author/creator Ellis, William, approximately 1700-1758
Format Electronic and Book
EditionThe 3rd ed.
Publication InfoLondon : Printed for T. Astley and S. Austen, 1738.
Description171 pages, 7 unnumbered pages, 54 pages, 7 unnumbered pages, 8 unnumbered pages
Variant title Practical farmer
Variant title Hertfordshire husbandman
Contents I. Of meliorating the different soils, and all other branches of business relating to a farm -- II. Of the nature of the several sorts of wheat ... -- III. Of the great improvement of barley ... -- IV. Of increasing crops of pease and beans by horse-houghing -- V. Of trefoyle, clover, lucerne, and other foreign grasses -- VI. A new method to improve land at a small expence, with burnt clay -- VII. Of the management of cows, sheep ... -- VIII. How to keep pigeons and tame rabbits to advantage -- IX. A new method of planting and improving fruit-trees in ploughed-fields -- X. Of various manures and dungs, proper for every soil -- XI. Of the usefulness, culture, method of raising, drying, and the virtues of hops -- XII. Of foreign wheats -- XIII. General observations on the year 1734 -- XIV. A comparison of different methods of farming in several countries.
General notePart 2 has separate t.p. with imprint: London: Printed for W. Bickerton, 1732.
General noteIncludes index (8 p., 4th group).
General notePublisher's advertisements (p. [1]-[5], 2nd group).
General noteReproduction of original from Goldsmiths' Library, University of London.
General noteGoldsmiths'-Kress no. 07561.
Reproduction noteElectronic reproduction. Farmington Hills, Mich. : Thomson Gale, 2005. Available via the World Wide Web. Access limited to licensing agreements.

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