A New System of Husbandry, From Many Years Experience, with Tables shewing the Expence and Profit of each Crop [2 vols] [provenance: Joseph Tatnall]. Charles Varlo.
A New System of Husbandry, From Many Years Experience, with Tables shewing the Expence and Profit of each Crop [2 vols] [provenance: Joseph Tatnall]
A New System of Husbandry, From Many Years Experience, with Tables shewing the Expence and Profit of each Crop [2 vols] [provenance: Joseph Tatnall]

A New System of Husbandry, From Many Years Experience, with Tables shewing the Expence and Profit of each Crop [2 vols] [provenance: Joseph Tatnall]

Philadelphia: Printed for the author, 1785. Hardcover. Title continued: "That a Farm of a 150 Acres will clear 402l, 4s, sterl, a Year. How to stock Farms to the best Advantage. How the Crops are to follow each other by Way of Rotation. Of Trench-Ploughing, shewing how to raise good Crops without manure. On Rearing, Breeding, and a new discovered cheap food for cattle. Of Cabbage and Turnip Husbandry. Of the Naked Wheat, with many other new discovered Grains and Grasses suitable for the Land and Climate of America. Also shewing the great profit of Rabbit Warrens, and how to stock them, A Farmer's and Litchen Garden Calendar. Of all Sorts of Manures, Marls, Clays, Sands, &c. A New Invented Thrashing Floor. Also many chosen Receipts in Physic and Surgery, For the Human Species, and Others For the Cure of all sorts of Cattle. To which are annexed a few Hints humbly offered for the perusal of the Legislators of America, shewing How to put a stop to runaway Servants." First American edition. Vol. 1: [16], iv, [1], 18-364 [i.e. 338] p., 1 folded leaf; v. 2: [9], 6-368 p.; 20 cm. Signatures: v. 1: [pi]4 [A]2 [B]4 C-2R4 2S-2T6; v. 2: [A]4 B-2I4 2K6 2L-2Z4. Errors in paging: v. 1, page numbers 88-97 and 331-332 omitted; v. 2, p. 212 and 273 misnumbered 112 and 257. This is a married set, each in a contemporary full calf binding. Vol. 1: five spine compartments between single gilt rules; black leather label in second compartment with gilt-tooled title "Varlo's Husbandry"; gilt-tooled volume number in third compartment; old red-and-white paper label in first compartment. Vol. 2: six spine compartments between double gilt rules; red leather label in second compartment with gilt-tooled title "Varlo's Husbandry"; gilt-tooled volume number in third compartment. Each volume has paper label near spine with handwritten call number and bookplate of the Wilmington Institute Free Library on front fixed endpaper. Vol. 2 has former owner inscriptions: "Joseph Tatnall 1785" at head of title page and "M. Tatnall 1856" on front free endpaper. This was probably Joseph Tatnall (1740-1813) of Brandywine, Delaware. He was a miller and the first president of the Bank of Delaware, from 1795 to 1802. Early American Imprints, 1st series (Evans), 19338. Rink, Technical Americana, 1100. The 10-page list of subscribers contains many prominent Philadelphians including Gouvenour Morris, Thomas Willing, James Pemberton, William Bradford, and David Rittenhouse, as well as Daniel Boinod, bookseller, who subscribed for 7 sets, and members of Congress and residents of Delaware and New Jersey. In Good+ Condition: leather is rubbed and scraped; both front joints are cracked; loss of leather at ends of both spines, more so on vol. 1; gutter edge of folded plate was glued to front fixed endpaper by former owner, causing the upper right-hand corner to separate from remainder of plate; small tear in one fold archivally repaired on reverse; otherwise plate is clean and intact; vol. 1 has scribbling in an old hand on endpapers and verso of folded plate, and is lacking back free endpaper; pages of both volumes are clean and tight. Good +. Item #002829

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