Marshall, Mr. [William]
The Rural Economy of the Midland Counties; including the Management of Livestock, in Leicestershire and Its Environs: Together with Minutes on Agriculture and Planting in the District of the Midland Station.
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London: G. Nicol et al., 1796. Second edition, in two volumes (xxv, , 407; 389, index, adverts). Tall octavo in half leather and green cloth, gilt lettering to spines (which are evenly sunned to a handsome brown), library plates, blind stamps, an inked call number. Otherwise exceptionally clean, bright copies. William Marshall (1745- 1819), together with Arthur Young, produced the most comprehensive and influential review and commentary on British farming practices of the late Georgian period. The Rural Economy of the Midlands is the fourth of Marshall's surveys of British agriculture. See Fussell in More Old English Farming Books (p. 114 et seq.). An excellent set.
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