General View of the Agriculture of the West Riding of Yorkshire. Surveyed by Messrs Rennie, Brown, & Shirreff, 1793. With Observations on the Means of its Improvement, and Additional Information since received. Drawn up for the Consideration of the Board of Agriculture and Internal Improvement.
One folding engraved map. 1 p.l., 8, xiv, 293 pp., one leaf, 121 pp. 8vo, cont. half-calf & marbled boards (well-rebacked by Aquarius), flat spine gilt, uncut. Edinburgh: J. Watson et al., 1799.
Second edition, revised and much enlarged (1st ed.: 1794). "A more ambitious and prolific writer was Robert Brown of Markle near Haddington, who lived from 1756 to 1831. He was magnificently appreciated in his own day, a situation in which few writers are happy enough to find themselves. He was eulogised by one of his admirers as having produced a work second only to the Bible."Fussell, The Old English Farming Books, III, p. 13. Brown, a farmer who practiced several important experiments on his property, contributed many articles to the Edinburgh Farmer's Magazine, of which he was editor for fifteen years.
Nice uncut copy.
Fussell, The Old English Farming Books, III, pp. 188-90.
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