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The Farmer's Guide in Hiring and Stocking Farms. Containing an Examination of many Subjects of great Importance both to the common Husbandman, in hiring a Farm; and to a Gentlemen on taking the Whole or Part of his Estate into his own Hands. Particularly, The Signs whereby to judge of Land. The Points to be attended to in hiring a Farm. The Quantity of Land of every Sort proportioned to a given Sum of Money. The most advantageous Method of disposing of any Sum from 50 l. to 20,000 l. in Husbandry on cultivated or uncultivated Soils. The Means of rendering Agriculture as profitable to Gentlemen, as to common Farmers; and as beneficial a Profession as any other. Hints to those Gentlemen who farm for Pleasure alone. Also, Plans of Farm-yards, and Sections of the necessary Buildings
…By the Author of The Farmer's Letters… 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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