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A new and compendious system of husbandry. Containing the mechanical, chemical, and philosophical elements of agriculture. Illustrating I. The Properties of different Soils. II. The Properties of Manures, and their Effects. III. The most advantageous Method of applying Manures on the different Soils. IV. The Improvement of Lands. V. The great Superiority of, and the numerous Advantages resulting from the New and Drill, to the common Mode of Husbandry. VI. The Imperfections of the old Mode of Cultivation clearly pointed out, with a new Method of Culture, founded on Observations, Facts, and Experiments. Vii. Experiments on Grain of different Sorts. Viii. Experiments on Turnips, with the most effectual Recipe for preventing the Ravages of the Fly. IX. Experiments on Fruit Trees and Flowers, with an Account of a new, cheap, and effectual Manure. X. Experiments on fattening of Hogs. XI. A Copperplate and Description of a new-invented Patent Drill Machine, for planting all Sorts of Seed, Grain and Pulse; universally acknowledged to be superior to any hitherto constructed. XII. The Application of Substances for the Analysis of Soils and Manures. With many other useful and interesting Subjects. By George Winter. Member of the Society of Arts in London: Of the Bath Agriculture Society. Honorary Member of the Odiham Agriculture Society. And of the Society for the Participation of Useful Knowledge, at Norwich. And a Practical Agriculturist.

  • Winter, George, active 1787-1801.
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Bristol : printed by W. Routh, Bridge Street. Sold by Mrs. E. Newberry, London; Mr. Shiercliff, Bristol; Mr. W. Stevenson, Norwich; Mr. B. C. Collins, Salisbury; and Messrs. Goadby and Co. Sherborne, M.DCC.LXXXVII. [1787]

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vi,[18],359,[1]p. : ill. ; 8⁰.

References note

ESTC T132324
Roscoe, A634 (1)
Goldsmiths', 13349

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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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