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AMOS (William). Minutes in Agriculture and Planting. On the structure and component principles of vegetables. II. On the culture and use of nine of the best artificial, and of eight of the best natural grasses... III. On the construction and use of a sward dresser. IV. On the construction and use of a thistle cutter. V. On the construction and use of a compound roller... VI. On the construction and use of a tree-transplanter, for removing and planting large trees. VII. On the construction and use of a scuffle. VIII. On the construction and use of a couch grass drag. IX. On the construction and use of a couch grass rake. Illustrated with specimens of eight sorts of the best, and two sorts of the worst natural grasses, and with accurate drawings and descriptions of the above practical machines, on seven copper plates, whereby every farmer will be made perfectly acquainted with the best natural and artificial grasses, and not only be made acquainted with the use of, but also be enabled to construct the above machines.1804

Boston (Lincolnshire): Printed by J. Hellaby, First edition, small folio, viii, 92pp., with half-title, with the engraved bookplate of the Earl of Stradbroke, also signed and dated 1827, 3 plates with 10 numbered actual specimens of grasses in remarkable good condition, each secured by a pair of printed identification slips both common and Latin names, 2 hand-coloured engraved plates of grass varieties and a further 7 folding engraved plates showing farm machinery, offsetting, some foxing (including title) and spotting, cont. hafl calf, joints cracked, corners rubbed. Goldsmiths'-Kress, no. 18817; Perkins 42; Aslin, p. 9.

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