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General View of the Agriculture of Hertfordshire. Drawn Up for the Consideration of the Board of Agriculture and Internal Improvement.
London: Printed for Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, 1813. FINELY BOUND, Second Edition. Octavo, pp.xix; [1]; 236; [2]. With 9 engraved plates, 2 folding, and a large coloured folding map showing soil types over the county. Recently re-backed in brown half calf, to style with original marbled boards and using original black morocco title labels.Small 1cm tear to map. Bookplate of S. W. Cheveley of Dunorlan Farm, Tunbridge Wells, to front pastedown, along with red Foyles label to bottom right. Corners bumped; light wear to boards. Very good First published in 1804, this book was part of an ambitious series cataloguing the agricultural features of every county in Britain and Ireland, beginning in the 1790's. Their overall findings contributed to the increased pace of Enclosure in the early nineteenth century, which in turn swelled the urban population, aiding the progress of the Industrial Revolution.
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