The complete English farmer, or, a practical system of husbandry, founded upon natural, certain, and obvious principles: in which is comprized, a general view of the whole art of agriculture, exhibiting the different effects of cultivating land, according to the usage of the old and new husbandry. The whole exemplified by a series of suitable management from the first apportionment of a farm from the waste; to the time of perfecting it by proper cultivation in every part. To which are added, particular directions for the culture of every species of grain in common use. And a new method of tillage recommended, partaking of the simplicity of the old husbandry, and of all the advantages of the new. Illustrated with plans of the necessary buildings belonging to a farm house; and an attempt to establish a rule for constructing barns, which may be applied to all dimensions; also, accurate delineations of some newly-invented farming instruments. By a practical farmer, and a friend of the late Mr. Jethro Tull, author of the Horse-Hoeing Husbandry.

  • Henry, David, 1710-1792.
MDCCLXXI. [1771]
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London : printed for F. Newbery, the corner of St. Paul's-Church-Yard, MDCCLXXI. [1771]

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xxiv, [4], 432, 2 p., plates ; 80.

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ESTC T127999

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Microfiche. Marlborough, England: Adam Matthew Publications, 1993. 5 microfiches. (Agriculture and farming, 1610-1910, from the University of Southampton, Perkins Collection ; fiche 22-26).


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