Letters from His Excellency George Washington, to Arthur Young, Esq., F.R.S., and Sir John Sinclair, Bart., M.P., containing an account of his Husbandry, with his Opinions on Various Questions in Agriculture; and Many Particulars of the Rural Economy of the United States. George WASHINGTON.

Letters from His Excellency George Washington, to Arthur Young, Esq., F.R.S., and Sir John Sinclair, Bart., M.P., containing an account of his Husbandry, with his Opinions on Various Questions in Agriculture; and Many Particulars of the Rural Economy of the United States.

128 pp. 8vo, cont. tree sheep (some browning due to the quality of the paper), red morocco lettering piece on spine. Alexandria: Printed by Cottom & Stewart, 1803.

First collected edition and a very nice copy. The Young and Sinclair letters were originally published separately in 1801 and 1800, respectively. This is the first edition to contain both, published in Virginia within a few years of Washington’s death. These letters offer perhaps the best picture from his own pen of Washington as an agriculturist and plantation owner, seeking to improve both his own lands and those of his country through this correspondence with two of the leading British agricultural theorists.

Fine copy. Stamp of the George Sverdrup Library, Augsburg College on paste-down endpapers.

❧ Church 1296. Howes W138.

Price: $950.00

Item ID: 2748

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