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[HARTE (Walter)]. Essays on Husbandry. Essay I. A General Introduction; shewing that Agriculture is the Basis and Support of all flourishing Communities; - the antient and present State of that useful Art; - Agriculture, Manufactures, Trade, and Commerce justly harmonised; .... and possible Improvements in English Husbandry. Essay II. An Account of some Experiments tending to improve the Culture of Lucerne by Transplantation; .... From whence it appears, that Lucerne is an Article of great Importance in English Husbandry.1770

London: Printed for W. Frederick in Bath, W. Johnston, Ludgate-street, and sold by Robinson and Roberts, and J. Dodsley, Second Edition, 5 engraved plates, errata leaf, 25 woodcuts in the text mostly of farm implements, advertisement leaf at end, xxvi, [2], 213, [1], 232, [2] pp., contemporary calf, hinges cracked, spine slightly rubbed, label, a good clean copy. Harte was travelling tutor to Mr. Stanhope, the natural son of Lord Chesterfield to whom the famous letters were addressed. According to Boswell, Johnson much commended Harte as a scholar, and a "man of the most companionable talents he had ever known ..... His Husbandry is good." Arthur Young describes a visit to Bath to see his friend Harte "His conversation on the subject of Husbandry is as full of experience and as truly solid as his genuine and native humour, extensive knowledge of mankind, and admirable philanthropy are pleasing and instructive." Kress, 6188; Goldsmith, 9959; Higgs, 3097; Rothamsted, p.86; Perkins, 758 (second edition).

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