A Six Weeks Tour through the Southern Counties of England and Wales.
Seller ID: 1048
London: Strahan, Nicoll, et al., 1772. Third edition, corrected and enlarged ( 438 pp., Index). Illustrated with copper plate engravings of "newly invented implements of husbandry" and fold-out. Octavo (21cm x 14cm) in modern three-quarter leather over complimentary marbled paper, new gilt titles, end papers. Young sets out, as he says, to describe "the present state of agriculture and manufactures, the different methods of cultivating the soil, ...experiments on various grasses, the prices of labour and provisions, [and] the state of the working poor." He also gives an account of the "nobility and gentry and other objects worthy of notice" including the inns at which he stopped, finding the Duke's Head at Lynn "exceeding civil and reasonable" but the Passage House at Newnham "very bad and dear". Old wine in a new bottle and a handsome copy of an important work on agricultural reform.
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