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The country gentleman's vade mecum. Containing an account of the best methods to improve lands, plowing and sowing of corn; reaping, mowing, &c. Hedging, Ditching, and all Sorts of Husbandry. Of Horses, Cattle, Receipts to cure Diseases incident to them, and Instructions in buying and selling of Cattle, breeding of Horses, &c. Of Deer and Parks; Game, Fish and Fishing, Fish-Ponds, &c. Prices of Timber and all Sorts of Building and Workmanship, with the Art of measuring the same, &c. Rules for Management of a Family, Expences in Eating and Drinking; Duty and Places of Servants, &c. Account of Gardening in general, as Soil, Fruit-Trees, Greens, Flowers, and Forrest-Trees, Coppice-Woods, &c. and their Culture. And of Natural Philosophy, &c. in several distinct Chapters. To which is added, a general description of England, and particularly of London, with an Account of the Taxes, Revenues, Government, Great Offices, and Courts of Judicature of England, &c. And legal Observations on the several Chapters throughout the whole. By G. Jacob, Gent.

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London : printed for William Taylor at the Ship in Pater-Noster-Row, [1717]

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[10],132p.,plate ; 120.

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ESTC T90927

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Electronic reproduction. Farmington Hills, Mich. : Thomson Gale, 2003. (Eighteenth century collections online). Available via the World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreements.



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