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HITT (Thomas). A Treatise of Husbandry on the Improvement of Dry and Barren Lands. I. The many Advantages which would arise to the Nation in general, by destroying of Warrens, and converting the Lands into Tillage, Pasture, &c. II. Pointing out new and cheap Methods to make growing Fences upon the most Barren Soils, and how to Till and Manure the same at a low Expence. III. How to prepare the Land, and Raise upon it Various Sorts of Plants, to produce both poles and timber.1761

Dublin: Printed for Richard Watts, First Irish edition, viii, 123, [1 adverts]pp., one folding engraved plate, some light spotting, cont. calf, upper joint split, lower joint starting. Thomas Hitt, a native of Aberdeenshire, served his apprenticeship at Belvoir Castle, the seat of the Duke of Rutland. The Duke, like his father, greatly delighted in gardening, and Hitt spent the majority of his life working life employed by the Duke as chief gardener at his homes within Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire. Fussell II, p. 29-30; Perkins, 802 (1760 London edition); Aslin, p. 62.

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