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The Farmer's Guide in Hiring and Stocking - [YOUNG, Arthur] - 1770. 
â¦By the Author of The Farmer's Lettersâ¦ Ten plates (eight are engraved & two are woodcuts). 1 p.l., ii, 458 pp., one leaf of ads; 1 p.l., ii, viii, 500 pp. Two vols, cont. marbled boards with attractive antique calf spines, spines gilt, red morocco lettering pieces on spines, uncut. London: W. Strahan et al., 1770. First edition of the most comprehensive guide to farm management published in the 18th century. Young's aim in this work was to show how any given amount of capital might best be spent in agriculture. Young always considered a farm as a business venture from which profits were to be made. There is a very interesting chapter describing the farmyard and its buildings which are illustrated on the two folding engraved plates. They very probably are representations of Young's own farm. A fine uncut set. Woburn Abbey bookplate.
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