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AGRICULTURE.. A Dissertation on the Nature of Soils, and the Properties of Manure: to which is added, the Method of making a Universal Compost, to supply the place of Dung, where that useful and necessary article cannot be obtained: the whole forming a body of intelligence calculated to establish facts that may be applied for the benefit of Mankind. London: Sold by Ridgway. 1828. First Edition, vii,[v],141,[1]pp., possibly lacking half-title, small ink splash to title, disbound. [Sold with:] An Appendix to the Dissertation on the Nature of Soils... This appendix forms a synopsis of the science of agriculture, practically delineated; pointing out the necessary things to be taken into consideration in the management of a farm.1830

Sold by Ridgway. First Edition, 35,[1]pp., disbound. The anonymous author of this volume "dedicatee his work to Sir John Sinclair, Foster Father of Agriculture... His universal compost was a substitute for manure and could be manufactured by everyone at small expense to supply the deficiency which existed all over the United Kingdom."—Fussell. Copac locates a single copy at the BL of the main work and the Goldsmiths'-Kress copy of the appendix. Fussell III, p.163.Perkins, 491; Goldsmiths'-Kress, no. 26140 (appendix only).

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