Plain and Useful Instructions to Farmers; or, an Improved Method of Management of Arable Land; with some Hints upon Drainage, Fences, and the Improvement of Turnpike and Cross Roads. Addressed to Country Gentlemen and Farmers in General.
38 pp. 8vo, disbound. London: Printed for the Author, [Preface dated 1 January 1794].
First edition and rare. Hodskinson, who lived at Arundel Street, London, was a surveyor for forty years and had closely studied agricultural problems. Finding other writers too theoretical and wordy, his “aim has…been to be as simple, as concise, and as intelligible as possible.”–from his Preface.
Fine copy. Stamp of the Lawes Agricultural Trust on front endpaper.
❧ Fussell, III, p. 23.
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