Publisher: London: Printed by W. Bulmer and W. Nicol and Sold by G. and W. Nicol and by J. Booth, 1820.
Edition: First edition.
Condition: Edges a little rubbed; very good copy.
Book ID: 28056
Description8vo, contemporary green half calf, marbled paper boards, black leather spine label, gilt rules and lettering. Four plates. Half-title present.
CommentsA consise treatise on the problems of the rural economy in England and how to solve them with an improved system of cultivation, which Alexander Beatson (1759-1830) had experimented with on his own farms and on the island of St. Helena, where he was governor from 1808 to 1813. "After his return to England in November 1813 he devoted much attention to experimental agriculture on his farms, his major work in this respect being his influential A new system of cultivation without lime or dung, or summer fallows, as practiced at Knowle-Farm" - ODNB. Beatson's New System went through several editions and translations.